A girl, Glory Okolie, detained unlawfully by the Nigerian police for greater than 150 days has been awarded N60 million by the Federal Excessive Court docket in Abuja.
The cash was awarded in punitive and normal damages towards the Nigeria Police.
The basic rights enforcement case filed by Okolie and supported by greater than 51 civil society teams was fastened for judgement on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
Okolie within the case filed on the FCT Excessive Court docket was asking the court docket to mandate the respondents being the Legal professional Normal of the Federation and the Nigeria Police Pressure to pay her the sum of N100,000,000,000.00 (100 billion naira) as normal and punitive damages individually for infringing on her rights.
The court docket presided over by Justice Y. Haliyu on Thursday, June 23, granted each aid sought in Okolie’s case.
Okolie was illegally detained and held in a cell by the Inspector Normal of Police Intelligence Response Group of the Nigeria Police Pressure for greater than 150 days on allegations of spying for the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).
Haliyu in granting the originating movement and reliefs filed by Okolie awarded a complete sum of N60,000,000 (sixty million naira) in punitive and normal damages brought about to her by the police.