A High Court sitting in abuja, has ordered the Inspector General of Police to pay N50M in damages to the wife of late chief M. K. O Abiola, Zainab Abiola, for violating her fundamental rights.

The judgment delivered by Justice Modupe Osho-Adebiyi, also ordered that the police to apologise to her in two national newspapers.

Abiola had filed a fundamental human rights enforcement suit in 2023 against the IG, the Nigeria Police Force, Inspector Teju Moses and engineer Ibrahim (son of former IGP Usman Alkali Baba) as Co-defendants.

She alleged that police officers had in 2022, invaded her residence in Abuja and arrested her while she was putting on  a nightgown and  whisked her to the station, where she was detained and tortured for three days without trial.

Meanwhile the police also accused Abiola, and her  domestic staff of collaborating to assault a female police officer, inspector Teju Moses.

January 18, 2024

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