February 18, 2018

Court orders police to pay family N200m

Court orders police to pay family N200m

A Lagos Federal High Court presided over by Justice Mohammed Idris, has ordered the Nigerian Police Force to pay N200 million to the family of late Waheed Kabiru, who was allegedly killed by the men of Igbogbo Police Division in Ikorodu, Lagos, about a year ago.

The judge also gave an order directing Police to publicly apologize in three Nigerian dailies for the unlawful killing of the deceased, and to release the deceased’s corpse to his family for decent burial.

While giving the judgment, Friday, Justice Idris declared that the sudden disappearance, killing and extra-judicial murder of the deceased Waheed Kabiru by the men of Igbogbo Police Division was Illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and gross violation of his constitutional rights as enshrined under Sections 33 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the African Charter and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The judge further declared that the arrest, torture, and detention of the deceased’s brother, Ibrahim Kabiru, at Igbogbo Police Station, since November 20, 2015, was wrongful, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and gross violation of his constitutional rights as enshrined under Sections 33, 34, 35 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Read more

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