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Court Orders Police To Pay N15m To IMN Members’ Families

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The Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday, awarded N15 million against the Nigerian police over the alleged killings of three members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his judgment, also ordered the National Hospital, Abuja to immediately release the three corpses in its morgue to their families.

Justice Taiwo while granting Reliefs A and C of the applicants, said each of the applicants must be paid by the police, a sum of N5 million as compensation for the killings, making a total sum of N15 million.

The judge, however, did not grant the prayer that the Nigerian police should tender an apology in two national newspapers.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Inspector General of Police is the 1st respondent while the medical director of National Hospital, Abuja is the 2nd respondent in the three separate charges.

Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa and Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska were alleged to have been killed by agents of the first respondent on July 22, 2019 while on a peaceful protest to demand for the freedom of their Islamic Leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

The bodies of the deceased were alleged to have been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja.

 

 

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