#ArewaMeToo Activist, Maryam Awaisu, Arrested!20 Feb 2019, by CS Database in
Incidents & Issues
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.
Details of Occurrence
|Country of Occurrence||Nigeria|
|State of Occurrence||Kaduna|
|Date of Occurrence||19 Feb 2019|
|Security Agents Involved||Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Nigerian Police Force|
|Legal Foundations||Section 39(1) of the Nigerian Constitution 1999|
|Rights Implicated||Rights to freedom of expression|
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.
|Region of Occurrence||North Central Nigeria|