The family of Asiata Adeyanju has been thrown into a sudden state of mourning after the death Asiatu, who slumped and died after the arrest of her son.
Asiatu who was a resident of 9, Ajenifuja Street, Ilupeju area of Lagos State, died of shock after operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, FSARS, whisked away her 17-year-old son Muiz in her residence.
It was gathered that the operatives from Ipakodo Division in Ikorodu, who have allegedly been picking people up in the area in the last two weeks, arrested Muiz while trying to switch on a generator in front of their home.
The operatives who were said to be in black vests with the inscription “FSARS”, reportedly slapped Muiz and hurled him into an unmarked van.
A report has it that by the time Muiz’s parents, who were in their room, learnt of his arrest, the operatives had whisked him away with others arrested at various spots. The late Asisatu reportedly ran out with only her wrapper and chased the police van. She was however said to have slumped on a spot and died while being rushed to a nearby hospital.
Disclosing her encounter with the operatives, Muiz said; “I was pulling the generator’s starter when the policemen grabbed my trousers and asked me to enter the bus. Before I knew what was going on, two of the officers started slapping me. They took me away with some other people I didn’t know. They were moving around the area, picking up people. They wore black shirts with ‘FSARS’ boldly written on them.”
Asiatu’s widower, Musendiku Adeyanju described his wife’s death as “devastating agony”, wondering what his son’s offence was to warrant his arrest by the FSARS.
“I returned from work around 9pm, after which my wife served my food. After the dinner, I performed ablution to observe the prayers I missed. I was in the middle of the prayers when there was a power outage. My wife instructed Muiz to start the generator in front of the house.” Musendiku added.