- Nigeria Police Force is to pay the sum of N210 million as compensation
- The police was accused of torturing two people to death and injuring another
- According to report, the victims were tortured over alleged theft of chickens
A Federal High Court sitting in Bauchi has chastised the Nigeria police and as a result of this awarded a hefty sum of money against them.
The money was awarded as compensation for the death of two Nigerians and injury to another, Punch reports.
SP Baba Ali, a Divisional Police Officer in the state had reportedly tortured Ibrahim Babangida and Ibrahim Samaila to death while causing injury to Abdulwahab Bello over alleged theft of chickens on July 21, 2020.
The chickens are said to belong to a retired police officer, Tribune added.
After surviving the torture, Bello consequently slammed three separate suits demanding N150 million each for himself and his two friends against the police as damages and compensation.
Joined in the three separate suits, instituted at the Federal High Court, Bauchi, on October 22, 2020, are the DPO superintendent of Police Baba Ali who is the 1st defendant; Sergeant Jibril Mohammed, 2nd defendant; Inspector General of Police, 3rd defendant; Commissioner of Police Bauchi State, 4th defendant and the Police Service Commission as 5th defendant.
The state commissioner of police, Sama’ila Dikko, called on other officers to emulate their example.
Legit.ng gathered that in a statement by the police spokesperson in Kano, Abdullahi Kiyawa, on Friday, March 26, said the honest officers were serving on the task force of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in the state when they were offered the bribe.
Meanwhile, the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has said that Nigerians need a police force they can trust at a time when insecurity is on the increase.
Gbajabiamila on Thursday, March 25, noted that in light of such a crying need, the government will begin a weeding process in the force so as to get rid of what he described as bad eggs, The Nation reports.
He made this known while convening a public hearing on a bill to repeal and re-enact the Police Service Commission (PSC) bill.