Awaisu was arrested in her office at Kaduna by “a convoy of officers from the Special Anti-Robbery Squad,” who took her to their Abuja office. While arresting Maryam, the police attempted to gain access to her laptop and mobile phone by force. Awaisu had been championing the trending hashtag, #ArewaMeToo on Twitter, which details the experiences of Twitter users with sexual assaults.
Maryam Awaisu was released hours after she was arrested by the men of Nigerian police’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in her office at Kaduna on Tuesday.
Date of Occurrence
Kaduna State, Nigeria
Security Agents Involved
Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force