Illegal arrest: Courtroom dismisses Kanu lawyer’s attraction towards police, DSS

Illegal arrest: Courtroom dismisses Kanu lawyer’s attraction towards police, DSS

The Courtroom of Attraction in Abuja has dismissed an attraction by one of many attorneys of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Felix Okonkwo, over his illegal arrest and detention by the police and the Division of State Providers.

Okonkwo, Ikenna Chibuike, and Okafor Ugochukwu had filed a elementary human rights go well with towards the police and the DSS.

They accused the 2 safety businesses of violating their elementary rights by their illegal arrest and detention on September 27, 2021, throughout which they claimed that they had been tortured, harassed, and intimidated whereas within the custody of the police.

Justice Samaila Bature, in his judgment delivered on March 24, 2022, discovered the police responsible for the illegal arrest and detention of the appellants and subsequently imposed a tremendous of N2 million towards the police to be paid to the appellants.

Justice Bature, nonetheless, didn’t give any order towards the DSS as a result of the appellants didn’t disclose any reason for motion towards the company.

Not happy, the appellants approached the court docket of attraction, claiming the N2m tremendous imposed on the police was ridiculously low.
Additionally they urged the court docket to carry that the DSS was additionally culpable for his or her arrest and detention.

Studying the lead judgement on Monday, Justice Okon Abang dismissed the attraction for lack of benefit and substance.

He held that the appellants failed to determine a miscarriage of justice within the judgment of a Excessive Courtroom of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, within the matter.

Justice Abang additionally held that from the video footage tendered as exhibit by the appellants on the trial court docket, nowhere had been the operatives of the DSS discovered on the scene of their arrest in the home of Ifeanyi Ejiofor in Anambra State.

He disagreed with the appellants of their claims that the N2m damages had been grossly inadequate, including that awarding damages was on the discretion of a choose and couldn’t be dictated by any plaintiff or appellant.

“In my view and going by the peculiar details and circumstances of this case, the N2 million compensation to the appellants was correctly awarded.

“I can not fault the award as a result of the appellant didn’t give any good motive for them to have been awarded a a lot increased quantity.

“Within the ultimate evaluation, the attraction lacks benefit, and it’s accordingly dismissed. The choice of the trial court docket is hereby affirmed. There’s order as to value,” Justice Abang held.

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