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UPDATE: Divorce-Seeking Housewife Brutalised By Policemen Working For Husband Narrates How She Was Forced To Strip Naked In Adamawa

December 6, 2021

In the suit, Isiyaku prayed the court to terminate her marriage to Ibrahim, who was also married to two other women.

Lantana Isiyaku, who was allegedly brutalised by former defunct Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) officers, has accused Inspector Bidas of forcing her to strip naked while brutalising her.

SaharaReporters had reported how the divorce-seeking housewife, Isiyaku, was allegedly brutalised by two operatives who were with the defunct SARS in Adamawa State.


Isiyaku, 25, was allegedly manhandled by Inspector Bidas and one other officer, yet to be identified, on the instruction of her husband, Umar Ibrahim.

SaharaReporters had reported that Isiyaku had filed for a divorce over alleged maltreatment, physical abuse and lack of care at an Area Court in Mayo-Inne, in the Mayo-Belwa Local Government Area.

In the suit, Isiyaku prayed the court to terminate her marriage to Ibrahim, who was also married to two other women.[story_link align="left"]101994[/story_link]

However, Ibrahim who opposed the suit, accused the judge of having a romantic relationship with his wife; consequently, the judge recused himself and the case was transferred to another judge, who delivered a judgment in his (Ibrahim) favour.

The court ruled and ordered the estranged wife (Isiyaku), who was living with her parents to return to her matrimonial home. She, however, appealed the judgment at the Sharia Appeal Court in Yola, seeking the court's order to refund the bride price paid on her.

Irked by her moves, her husband, Ibrahim was said to have sought the services of a brutal police inspector (Bidas), to teach her a bitter lesson, according to her lawyer, Abubakar Kolone.

Kolone further alleged that "she was arrested by Inspector Bidas, tortured, slapped, kicked and left with swollen hand(s)."

"She was also detained illegally," he added.

The spokesperson for the state police command, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, confirmed the incident, saying, "The case is being investigated at Zone 3 Command".

Isiyaku later on Monday told SaharaReporters how she was assaulted. 

She said, "Inspector Bidas forced me to remove my clothes, slapped me twice and kicked me with his boot, which made me lose my balance and fall on the floor.

"He hit me several times with a stick, on my back and my right hand, trying to force me to confess. 

"He insisted I must tell him who is sponsoring my litigation before the court."

Isiyaku said she was brutalised in the presence of her estranged husband, Umar Ibrahim at the police headquarters in Yola, the state capital.

She was illegally locked up and later released after being detained for over 8 hours.