Court Awards N2m Against Police For Arresting Evans’ Brother-In-Law
No one is above the law!
The Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Nigeria Police to pay N2 million as compensation for arresting and detaining Okwuchukwu Obiechina.
Obiechina is the brother in-law of alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, alias Evans.
In the fundamental rights enforcement suit filed by Obiechina, Justice Mohammed Idris, on Monday, declared Obiechina’s arrest and detention unconstitutional.
The judge ruled that the remand order which the police claimed to have obtained from a magistrates court was invalid.
Apart from ordering the police to immediately release Obiechina unconditionally or charge him to court if they have any case against him, the court also awarded N2m damages in his favour against the police.
Justice Idris also ordered the police to tender a public apology to Obiechina to be published in two national dailies.
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