Court orders police to pay N15m to families of 3 Shiite members who were killed in Abuja

Court orders police to pay N15m to families of 3 Shiite members who were killed in Abuja lindaikejisblog

The Nigerian police was on Monday June 29, ordered to pay a N15 million fine over the alleged killing of 3 Shiite members in Abuja. 

Justice Taiwo Taiwo who presided over the case at the federal high court in Abuja, also instructed the National Hospital in Abuja to immediately release the three corpses in its morgue.

Families of Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa, Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska and Askari Hassan are to receive N5m each as compensation for the killings. The Judge however, did not grant prayer of the Nigerian police tendering an apology in two national newspapers.

It was further learnt that throughout the duration of the court proceedings, the Nigerian police neither filed a counter affidavit or send a lawyer for representation.

Source: Linda Ikeji’s Blog

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