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Nigeria: Lawyer Says Police Assaulted Her

Expand WACOL and other civil society groups protest against the police on February 3, 2020 in Enugu City.  © WACOL   (Abuja) – A lawyer who helped a young woman file a rape report has accused police in Nigeria’s  southeastern Enugu state of assaulting her, leaving her hospitalized in critical condition. The lawyer, Goodness Ibangah, said she had accompanied a 21-year-old woman to file a rape report at the Enugu State Police Area Command on January 27, 2020 and resisted pressure from the police to withdraw the complaint and settle the case outside of the criminal justice system. In response,…

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