Brutality: Ekiti court awards N20.25m damages against Police

Ado-Ekiti-Ekiti State Police Command was in the eye of the storm on Monday, as a state High Court sitting in Ikere Ekiti, awarded a sum of N20 million damages against it, over illegal detention and brutalization of a 51-year old woman, Mrs Sola Aregbesola .

 The presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, also awarded another two hundred and fifty thousand naira cost against the police, an amount which covers the expenses spent on medical treatment as a result of the unlawful detention and beating she suffered in the hands of the cops.


The plaintiff, Aregbesola, a resident of Okebedo in Ilawe Ekiti, Ekiti West Local Government Area, was beaten, tortured , wounded, chained and detained for seven two hours at Ilawe Police Station last year October over an issue that bordered on an illicit love affair between her husband and another woman.


Aregbesola who was subsequently picked up by the police, following complaints lodged by her suspected husband’s mistress, had before the arrest, suffered an attack from the accused who allegedly poured hot soup on her face, which inflicted serious bodily injuries on her, causing deformation to her person .


Brutality: Ekiti court awards N20.25m damages against Police Brutality: Ekiti court awards N20.25m damages against Police Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Monday, April 03, 2017 Rating: 5

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