Lagos Group awards compensation of 13.5 million won to three victims of police brutality
The Lagos SARS Abuse Victim Restitution Judicial Team awarded £ 13.5 million to three victims of police brutality.
Trader Ndukwe Ekekwe, 34, received £ 7.5 million for a heartbreaking ordeal inflicted on him by officers of the disbanded Special Robbery Squad (SARS).
Ekekwe, who had stores in the Alaba international market where he sold accessories and other general goods, told the jury that he was arrested on February 16, 2018 for crimes he did not commit.
He also told the group that “he was tortured, brutally tortured and thrown in a two-story shopping mall that housed his shops.
In deciding on her petition, the president of the college, Judge Doris Okuvobi, found a clear violation of her fundamental rights guaranteed by article 34 of the Constitution.
The jury also recommended that the police investigate and identify his officers who mistreated Ekekwe in order to punish them appropriately.
In his immediate reaction, Ekekwe expressed his disappointment with the amount awarded by the jury. He and his mother, who have been caring for him since the accident, complained that they spent more than £ 30 million in hospitals and wondered what they would do with “just £ 7.5 million awarded by the jury.”
Two other petitioners, Andrew Oko and Isaac Adeshina, who were severely injured in the leg by a police officer, received compensation in the amount of £ 3 million each.
Source: – TV channels
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