Tears As Pregnant Woman Attacked By 3 Police Officers In Lagos Loses Baby

July 25, 2015 – Tears As Pregnant Woman Attacked By Policemen In Lagos Loses Baby

“Take me to my son, I want to see him”, Chika Elekawachi pleaded with family members who were still lost in thought on how to break the news of the death of her baby. Chika is the eight-month preg­nant woman who was allegedly brutalized by three policemen attached to the Satellite Police Division in Lagos on Sunday, July 19, 2015.

The cops allegedly stripped the woman naked after accusing her of resisting ar­rest. She was allegedly assaulted before she was dragged to the police station. Her fam­ily members later rushed her to Safe Hands Hospital, old Ojo road, Amuwo, Lagos, after she allegedly passed out at the police station.

Her family members got the shock of their lives when the doctor on duty said in the presence of policemen that Chika was hale and hearty. Unfortunately, she started bleeding at about 11pm on Monday when she was rushed into the theatre for surgery. Although the baby boy was delivered on Tuesday alive, and rushed to Outreach Hos­pital in Festac town, Lagos, which had a functional incubator, the baby died less than 48 hours after.

Her family members have cried out over what they described as an attempt by the police to sweep the matter under the carpet.

This is even as the Lagos police command had ordered the immediate arrest and deten­tion of the suspects soon after the authorities learnt that the baby had died.

[Saturday Sun]