Inspector-General of Police Ordered To Pay N1m Compensation For Parading Businessman

Date: 12-08-2022 10:38 am (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 12-08-2022 10:38 AM (1 month ago)
Online (m)

The Inspector-General of Police has been ordered by a Federal High Court in Abuja to pay a compensation to a businessman. The IGP was ordered to pay a compensation of N1m to a businessman, Victor Ojionu, for parading him before the media. Justice Zainab Abubakar held that Ojionu, who was arrested for alleged Internet fraud in 2020 by the Intelligence Response Team led by embattled super cop, Abba Kyari, was detained without a warrant and then paraded in handcuffs in violation of his fundamental human rights.

In a bid to clear his name, Ojionu’s lawyer, Abubakar Marshal, sued the IGP and the Attorney-General of the Federation in a fundamental human rights suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/01/2020. Among the seven reliefs sought, Ojionu sought a declaration that the pre-trial parade was illegal and void as it violates Section 34 of the constitution and Articles 5 and 6 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights. He also sought an order compelling the media houses that covered the parade to retract the news item from their platforms.

In her ruling, Justice Abubakar held that the pre-trial media parade of Ojionu was illegal, null and void and in violation of Sections 34 and 36 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, and Articles 6,4,5 and 7 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

The court also made an order compelling some media houses to pull down the defamatory publications. The court awarded N1m in favour of Ojionu for the unlawful violation of his rights The parade of suspects by law enforcement agencies is very common in Nigeria. Last year, the Lagos State House of Assembly promulgated a law making such parades illegal.


Posted: at 12-08-2022 10:38 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- constigoldo at 12-08-2022 11:25 AM (1 month ago)
Online (f)
I like that
Posted: at 12-08-2022 11:25 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
Reply
- gogoman at 12-08-2022 12:40 PM (1 month ago)
Online (m)
do you think the police will pay this money?  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 12-08-2022 12:40 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. VID: New London Photo Fuels Rumour Bola Tinubu Now Wears Catheter Bag For Urine

  2. Lady Films Herself Under The Influence Of “Holy Spirit” On Tik Tok Nigerians React To Video

  3. Asake Announces Date For His Concert At 02 Academy In London

  4. Nigerians Rally Support For Davido's 'Fem' Song To Get Grammy's Nomination

  5. Halima Abubakar Replies As Apostle Suleman Threatens Lawsuit

  6. Rapper, Youngboy Never Broke Again Becomes Father Of 10th Child, Shares Photo

  7. Residents In Shock As Flood Renders Many Homeless In Asaba

  8. "Pay N8m Ransom Or We Bring Your Son Into Kidnapping" -Bandits Warn Abuja Monarch

  9. Police Recovers A Day Old Baby Dumped Inside A Dustbin In Lagos

  10. Davido And Chioma Spotted In The Club (Video)

  11. Man Who Drew Bobrisky Tattoo On His Arm, Suffers An Ailment Due To The Tattoo (PHOTO)

  12. Bobrisky Is A Bad Influence, His Lifestyle Needs Urgent Attention From The Govt - Ossai Success

  13. Telecom Operators Threaten To Shutdown Banks’ USSD Services Over N80bn Debt

  14. Son Of Former ABU Lecturer Commits Suicide After Stabbing His Father


THIS WEEK
  1. Celebrity Kidnapper Who Was a Bank Cleaner, John Lion Reveals How Gang Operates

  2. Bayelsa 'Big Boy' A.K.A Lion, Who Is A Notorious Kidnap Kingpin Traced & Arrested In Abuja(Vid)

  3. Photos Of LP Pre. Candidate, Peter Obi As He Visits Ooni Of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi

  4. Actress Halima Abubakar’s Family Calls Out Apostle Suleman as She Gets Bedridden (Video)

  5. Igbos Would Be President After Me – Atiku

  6. 2023: Dino Melaye Says He Know Reason Tinubu Was Absent From Signing Of Peace Accord Meeting

  7. Tinubu Swallows Lagos Tax, Let Him Reveal His Source Of Wealth - Reno Omokri

  8. 7 Things To Know About Millionaire Kidnapper, John 'Lion' Lyon + More Of His Photos & Video

  9. “Apostle Suleiman Once Engaged Her” - Halima Abubakar’s Manager Spills Juicy Details

  10. 2023: APC’s Fani-Kayode Accede To LP Presidential Candidate, Obi Moving Fast


TOP MEMBERS: