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Court fines Ogun CP, five others N25m for unlawful detention

A High Court of Justice in Ogun State, Abeokuta Judicial Division, has awarded N25m in damages against the office of the Ogun State Commissioner of Police and five others for the unlawful arrest and detention of one Sunday Mafe

Court fines Ogun CP, five others N25m for unlawful detention
Court fines Ogun CP, five others N25m for unlawful detention

According to a judgement obtained on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, signed by Justice E.O. Osinuga on Monday, February 5, 2024, the court held that the detention of Mafe several times by men of the Nigeria Police Force was against his fundamental human rights.

The judge also held that the several detentions of the applicant, Mafe, on December 2 to 5, 2016; December 16 to 20, 2016, and December 23 to 29, 2016, based on a petition that was written by Yomi Nuberu, a lawyer, on behalf of one Chief Sakirudeen Olufowobi, over a civil and land matter for which the police did not have jurisdiction, was without lawful justification, unconstitutional, and unlawful.

The court warned the police that their job does not include civil transactions, disputes, contracts, or land disputes.

 

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