Court orders police to pay N50m pay to group of slain Rivers artist
The Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, has requested the Nigeria Police to pay N50million remuneration to the group of Daniel Chibuike-Ikeagwuchi mainstream called Sleek, who was executed by police officers in the state.
The casualty’s family had named the Police, Inspector-General, Ibrahim Adamu; the state Commissioner of Police, Joseph Mukan and two others in a suit it recorded to authorize the Fundamental Human Rights of the expired.
A group of cops shot and slaughtered Sleek around Eleme, Eleme Local Government Area of the state on September 19, 2020 bringing about fights.
The family had prayed the court to declared the killing of their son unlawful and to award N1bn as compensation.
It was, however, learnt that the defendants neither appeared nor filed responses in two sittings.
They were said to have appeared in court on the last-adjourned date of November 23rd when they presented a counter affidavit that was rejected by the court.
In his ruling on Friday, the trial Judge, Justice, S.C. Amadi, granted the four prayers of the claimant and declared that the gruesome murder of Sleek contravened the constitution of Nigeria.
Amadi also held that the failure of Police to arraign the officers, who killed their victim was illegal and awarded N50million against the defendants.
The Lawyer to Sleek’s family, Noble Njoku, depicted the judgment as equity very much served.
He said it would go about as hindrance to men of Nigerian security powers, who utilize individual as “point and murder”.