Theo affair: the young man will have "medical care for life"


Theo Luhaka, seriously injured in 2017 during a police arrest in Aulnay-sous-Bois, presents "a permanent disability", according to medical expertise.

It is an interpellation that has become a symbol of "police violence". According to a medical report, Théo Luhaka, seriously injured in 2017 in Aulnay-sous-Bois (Seine-Saint-Denis) following this intervention by the police, presents "a permanent disability", according to The Parisian.

On February 2, 2017, this young man had been seriously wounded by a baton at the rectal area, during an arrest in the city of 3000 in Seine-Saint-Denis. Four police officers were indicted, including one for "rape". "He has been the victim of irreversible harm and now it is a question of whether it is rape or violence in meetings that has resulted in permanent harm," said his lawyer Antoine Vey.

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According to the expert report cited by The ParisianTheo suffered from "no antecedent" and "the sphincteric lesions are therefore in certain and direct relation" with his arrest. He suffers from an "active incontinence (…) One can obtain an improvement of the symptoms by the medical treatment (…) but this care is necessary for life."

Theo Luhaka "is not well at all"

The case is still under investigation at Bobigny. Opposing parties may request a second opinion. If at the end of the investigation, Theo is recognized a permanent disability, the case could be judged assizes even if the qualification of rape was ultimately not retained for lack of evidence proving the intentionality of the gesture. Contacted by the AFP, the lawyer of the police officer indicted for rape did not react immediately.

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Since the affair with national impact, Theo Luhaka "is not well at all," says Antoine Vey. "He suffered humiliating facts, people send him a very complicated picture, he has trouble managing the media exposure," said his lawyer.

Theo Luhaka was indicted in September 2018 in a fraud case involving an association run by one of his brothers, Mickael Luhaka. "I made management mistakes, I wanted to make a project too big for me," he had justified in February at the launch of its association "New departure, the Phoenix", for young people neighborhoods of Ile-de-France. This plan includes helping young people to train.

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