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Police unlawful arrest: Lawyer writes NHRC to prevail on IGP to obey court order

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One yr after 5 Journalists had been unlawfully arrested and detained by the Inspector Normal of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit in Warri, a famend lawyer, Mr. Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq right this moment urged the Nationwide Human Rights Fee, NHRC, to prevail on the Inspector Normal of Police, IGP, to pay compensations/damages to the 5 journalists in addition to be sure that the judgement of a Delta State Excessive Courtroom to the impact is obeyed and executed.

Ikimi disclosed this in a phone chat with Our correspondent in Warri as he defined the present stage of the matter.

Ikimi stated,”Now we have written to the Nationwide Human Rights Fee. Now we have advised them. We despatched all our judgments to them and we advised them they need to not examine something as a result of there’s nothing to analyze once more. Now we have gotten judgement, however relatively, they need to be sure that the judgment is executed.

In line with Ikimi,”We despatched all of the judgments to them. So, we’re ready for them to prevail on the IGP to pay us.

“They are saying we should always come to Abuja, write statements, carry cash, mobilize them. It’s nonetheless the identical order. So, I advised them that we’ve got handed that stage of investigation.

“ they referred to as me from Abuja that they need to examine the matter. So, I wrote again to Nationwide Human Rights Fee. All of the papers are with me, telling them that we don’t want that. Now we have gotten judgments and that they need to be sure that the judgment is obeyed by the IGP. So, they now wrote me asking, did I serve them? I now replied. I stated we’ve got served them. All Licensed True Copies of the judgment. So, they need to prevail on the IGP to make sure that the judgment is obeyed.”

It will be recalled that the 5 journalists had been unlawfully arrested and detained on Tuesday Might 26,2020.

The 5 Journalists who weren’t pleased with the way in which they had been maltreated, dragged the IGP Monitoring Unit to Courtroom the place they filed a elementary proper go well with claiming damages.

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