Court Slams N50m Against Police As Compensation For Murder

A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has awarded the sum of fifty million naira as compensation to the family of Daniel Chibuike-ikeagwuchi known as Sleek against Nigerian Police, Inspector General of Police, State Commissioner of Police and two of its officers.

Sleek is said to have been gruesomely murdered by the Operatives of the Anti-Kidnapping unit on the 19th of September, 2020 leading to a fundamental Human Rights suit against the defendants in the matter.

The trial Judge, Justice, S.C AMADI in his Judgment granted the four prayers of the claimant which includes declaration that the gruesome murder of SLEEK contravene the constitution of Nigeria and that not arraigning the officers who pull out the trigger against the victim before a court was illegal amongst others.

Correspondent AYO ODUNGWEEU reports that instead of one billion naira damage prayed by the claimant, the court awarded the sum of fifty million against the defendants which should be paid in due course.

Speaking to newsmen outside the court, counsel to the family of late SLEEK, NOBLE NJOKU described the Judgment as justice well served which he said will serve as deterrent to men of Nigerian force who uses human being as point and kill.

Meanwhile, Parants of late Sleek DORMINIC  IKEAGWUCHI-OYEKWU says the Judgment of the high Court would heal their wound to a certain level even if their son would not come back alive.

Recall that the family of late SLEEK had in the pursuit for justice for their murdered son approached the Judicial Panel of Inquiry Investigating alleged murder, violation of fundamental Rights of citizens and other forms of brutality by men and officers of Nigerian Police which was dismissed by the panel following the pending matter in court.


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