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3 Policemen On Trial In Lagos For Beating Up 8-month Pregnant Woman

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Three policemen who assaulted an eight-month-old pregnant woman in Lagos State are currently undergoing orderly room trial, the Lagos State Police Command said on Saturday.

The command’s spokesman, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said they were arrested on Tuesday after a complaint about their alleged human rights infringement.

He said the law would take its course on any member of the police force that commited any crime, particularly human rights abuse but did not disclose the names of the policemen.

NAN learnt that the woman lost her pregnancy after the assault.

Sources had told NAN that the woman, whose name was not disclosed, had complication as a result of the assault.

“The policemen were said to have used teargas on the woman in her car following an argument arising from the gridlock on the road.

“She was rushed to one Safe Hands Hospital at Old Ojo Road, Amuwo Odofin where she was allegedly operated upon but the baby died less than 48 hours later.

“Apparently, the gas she inhaled resulted in the complication and the subsequent surgery.

“The three policemen in question are attached to the Satelite Town Police Division,” the sources said.

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