POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA: SARS Operatives to Face Trial in Ilorin Over Sexual Harassment After The Victim Narrates Her Ordeal on Instagram

Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad Officers who allegedly harassed a young lady, Kachi Anifela Zion in Ilorin, would undergo trial on Thursday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed this in an interview with journalists on Wednesday in Ilorin.

Kachi who had narrated her ordeal on Instagram in the hands of the officers caught the attention of the public.

She alleged that the SARS officers harassed and forcefully pushed her into a police truck.

She said they stopped her at ‘Pipeline area’ and asked why she had Yahoo applications on her phone.

Kachi said she was shocked when another operative, under the pretence of searching her, forced his hand into her underwear.

The Police Spokesman said the lady alleged that she was molested and the police officers on duty on the said day had been invited for investigation.

He said the officers were arrested when the Commissioner of Police in the state got wind of the incident.

He said once investigations were concluded on Wednesday, the Police would organise an “Orderly Room” trial to unravel the truth behind the allegation.

Kachi also said that she had been invited several times by the police and was in the company of members of International Federation of Women Lawyers, an organisation she said she had approached for help on Wednesday.

“I have been there to identify the officers, it was the group that harassed me.

“No one is talking about any compensation and I think I deserve one, I will love it if this matter is not swept under the carpet,” Kachi said.

The lady said she deserved justice.

Below are her Instagram post:

Good evening everyone, I'm at the height of my disappointment with the Nigerian police force, this evening ,I was going to get dinner only for them to stop me Nd push me into their truck, then they started asking me why I have yahoo apps on my phone that I'm a yahoo girl Nd shit, after searching Nd not finding any evidence, they immediately accused me of prostitution, I said no, we argued for a while, then the man (one of the federal SARS officials) came to me Nd started shouting that I'm carrying hard drugs that he wants to search my body for narcotics Nd shit, then this bastard put his hands INSIDE my bra, while I was shouting Nd trying to get out, he said he was going to beat me up if he heard another sound, amidst all my crying Nd struggles this bastard rough Handled me, dipped his hands in my pant , saying (no be today I start to dey see drugs for girl bra or yansh) I begged to call my mother and they refused, seized my phone,One man even came down from his car to beg for me Nd they chased him away saying he should mind his business. I cried bitterly, this is one experience that' has demoralized me the most. They were federal SARS, their patrol was at pipeline at about 9pm. I hate the police!!! #stopharrasmentSARS

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