‘Unlawful detention’: Court orders Police to pay 7 Boko Haram Suspects N15m

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A Federal High Court Abuja presided over by Justice M.O Olajuwon, has ordered the Nigerian Police to pay the sum of N15m to 7 persons suspected to be Boko Haram members over their unlawful detention for three years without trial.

The suspects are Ajiri Bulama Dungus, Gudja Giddah, Adam Mohammed, Wardi Dungus, Fanami Mustapha, Mohammed Abba and Makinka Alhaji Dungus.

Justice Olajuwon gave the order in a judgment on a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the suspects.
The court held that holding the applicants under custody for three years without trial violated the provisions of the 1999 constitution on human rights…

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