A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has raised an alarm regarding the deteriorating well being of an American woman in Lagos police custody, Kari Ann R’ouke.
Kari Ann was anticipated to be launched on Friday, March 19 upon the fulfilment of her bail situations and the acceptance of her surety.
The detainee was arrested by the police in respect of the demise of a male good friend. She insists the deceased was in good well being on the time of her departure to the airport.
In a press release, Adegboruwa stated the post-mortem report confirmed he died of cardiac trauma and coronary heart associated situations. Kari Ann has been in police custody since March 9, at SCID, Panti, Yaba.
The lawyer disclosed that Kari Ann has misplaced about 23 kilos, suffered bouts of malaria and dysentery and has a fragile well being situation of extreme anaemia.
“On March 19, 2021, accountable sureties visited the SCID in Yaba, to signal all paperwork for the anticipated launch of Kari Ann, together with her attorneys, who all spent hours on the police division until late within the evening.
“Upon the execution and perfection of the bail papers, Kari Ann was advised to pack her belongings which she did, solely to be advised in a while to return into custody.
“Her worldwide passport has been seized by the police and a good church has volunteered to accommodate Kari Ann in Nigeria till the police can be prepared to permit her to journey again to America.”
Adegboruwa expressed concern that the police is holding her with none cost earlier than a courtroom of regulation, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic and her underlying situation.
The rights activist urged the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, to look into the matter and direct the instant launch of Kari Ann for medical consideration.