A divorce-seeking housewife, Lantana Isiyaku, has allegedly been brutalised by two former Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) operatives, in Adamawa State.
Isiyaku, 25, was alleged to have been manhandled by Inspector Bidas and one other officer, yet to be identified, on the instruction of her husband, Umar Ibrahim.
We learnt 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.
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”.