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Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by etokhana: 1:32am On Sep 09
A Benin High Court on Tuesday awarded the sum of N2.52million in damages against the police authorities for detaining in custody seven men as suspects without trial for over two weeks.

The police had arrested Wilfred Ogbewe, 52, Igbinobono Collins, 26, Salami Osayomore, 25, Odion Osayande, 23, Morgan Uwanboe, 47, Ifeoluwa Oladele, 36, and Agbonrere Festus, 25 over alleged invasion of the State House of Assembly premises in Benin on Aug. 6.

According to the police, the alleged invasion of the state assembly by the men was in a manner that caused breach of peace.

Delivering judgment in the application for Enforcement of Fundamental Human Rights, filed by Mr Matthias Obayuwana, their Counsel, Justice Efe Ikponmwoba held that the arrest and detention of the men was illegal.

Justice Ikponmwoba said that the police arrested the claimants at the premises of the Edo House of Assembly on Aug. 6, detained them at the State Criminal Investigation Department (C.I.D) for four days and later transferred them to the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

She said that the men were further detained for another two weeks without being arraigned before a competent court of jurisdiction.

Justice Ikponmwoba said that though the police could arrest a suspect on grounds of reasonable suspicion of committing an offence, such suspect must be brought before a competent court within the jurisdiction.

She said failure to do so, amounted to a gross violation of the fundamental human rights of the claimants.

The court observed that the claimants had made statements on the date they were arrested to the effect that they were members of the State Vigilante group who were deployed to the premises of the State House of assembly to protect government’s facilities.

Ikponmwoba said that the police never investigated the claims, more so, there was no need to have transferred them to Abuja, even as they were, at no time charged to court for the offence of illegal possession of fire arms they allegedly committed.

The court, however, struck out the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, Benin, for being wrongly joined in the suit.

Ikponmwoba subsequently awarded the sum N350,000 damages in favour of each of the seven suspects against the police.

The sum of N10,000 was also awarded against the police in favour of each of the seven suspects.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the court had on Monday admitted the seven suspects to bail in the sum of N500,000 each with a surety each in like sum.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Bluntguy: 3:26am On Sep 09
Will they pay? Law enforcement agencies in Nigeria are the greatest law breakers too. The police in particular disobey court orders a lot.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by columbuspoll88: 3:32am On Sep 09
Lol rule of law

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Ogbuu101: 3:34am On Sep 09
Zoo police

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by jidamsel43(m): 3:35am On Sep 09
Please, who used to pay for police fines and penalties? Nigerian Police can't even buy a book and pen for documentation unless the citizens are tasked through dubious means

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by sinistermind(m): 5:48am On Sep 09
Who go pay this damages? The police or the "people" that ordered them to carry out the job?
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Auladimeji(m): 5:56am On Sep 09
Sey na Malami /IG/presidency pay grin
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Zendinho(m): 6:17am On Sep 09
This is my message....

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:20am On Sep 09
She said that the men were further detained for another two weeks without being arraigned before a competent court of jurisdiction.

Justice Ikponmwoba said that though the police could arrest a suspect on grounds of reasonable suspicion of committing an offence, such suspect must be brought before a competent court within the jurisdiction.

She said failure to do so, amounted to a gross violation of the fundamental human rights of the claimants.
This is how things are supposed to be done.
This is how it is done in a sane society.
Slow and steady we will get there as a nation.
Police, pay your gbese!

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by JesusJesus: 8:20am On Sep 09
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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by MzMercie: 8:21am On Sep 09
This judgement is absolutely right and shows how things should be done, but can the Nigeria Police ever obeyed this kind of judgement?
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:21am On Sep 09
Ogbuu101:
Zoo police
Do you realize that only animals live in Zoo?
Stop listening to too much of Nnamdi Kanu, the troublemaker.
He's out there eating chicken and fries and sending some people out to go create trouble all over the nation.
Be wise.
You don't live in a zoo young man!
This is NIGERIA.
Love your country.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Algold: 8:21am On Sep 09
This is Nigeria... Where the poor are sacrificial lamb... Where the rich look after there personal interest... Where the fools keep recycling same old politicians... Where no certificate lead the literate... Where police officers are the biggest armed robbers... Where you pay for electricity that you do not use... Where looking for job is like looking for wife with good character... Where G5 nation's are using us to make money... Where Boko Haram have a say in Nigeria politics... Where Miyati Allah is arm of Government... Where Igbo can't never become president becos they don't like themselves... Where Yorubas are born to betray... Where the Hausa are genius. Where me just they observe when UK go open there border.
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by chinavs9ja(m): 8:22am On Sep 09
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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Seundon: 8:22am On Sep 09
cheesy
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by adioolayi(m): 8:22am On Sep 09
grin grin cheesy .... Governor Obaseki trying hard to secure their release from custody. They have a bigger assignment just around the corner...he needs them badly.

It's not today Governors released their political machineries from prison when election is around the corner.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by babyfaceafrica: 8:23am On Sep 09
It will be overturned.. No be naja again
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by money121(m): 8:23am On Sep 09
Ok
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by CelestineNelson: 8:23am On Sep 09
Let the law exert it's full weight on any lawless police man also...
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Ogbuu101: 8:24am On Sep 09
MANNABBQGRILLS:

Do you realize that only animals live in Zoo?
Stop listening to too much of Nnamdi Kanu, the troublemaker.
He's out there eating chicken and fries and sending some people out to go create trouble all over the nation.
Be wise.
You don't live in a zoo young man!
This is NIGERIA.
Love your country.
Dead meat griller

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by LordGbAsGbOs: 8:24am On Sep 09
Another on the ground grin grin grin grin
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by bloomstar: 8:24am On Sep 09
Bf
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:25am On Sep 09
Police shot themselves on the foot with this.
They started a good case but ended it poorly.

Meanwhile,
Rule 2 to be successful in life : Never throw stones at every dogs that bark at you on the way, if you do, you will never get to where you are going.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Makawhizzy: 8:26am On Sep 09
Do they pay this money at all?
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by toserve: 8:27am On Sep 09
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Police shot themselves on the foot with this.
They started a good case but ended it poorly.

Meanwhile,
Rule 2 to be successful in life : Never throw stones at every dogs that bark at you on the way, if you do, you will never get to where you are going.

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Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Dominiqueismad: 8:27am On Sep 09
Zooooo5
Re: Edo Assembly Invasion: Court Awards N2.52 Million Damages Against Police by Dominiqueismad: 8:28am On Sep 09
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Police shot themselves on the foot with this.
They started a good case but ended it poorly.

Meanwhile,
Rule 2 to be successful in life : Never throw stones at every dogs that bark at you on the way, if you do, you will never get to where you are going.
sio

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