Court orders Police to pay N15m compensation for killing Shiites members

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the Nigerian Police to pay the sum of N15 million as compensation to the family of the three members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) killed by the Police last year.

Plaintiffs, who are brothers to the deceased had dragged the police to court over the alleged killing of their brothers, late Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa, Bilyaminu Faska and Askari Hassan on July 22, 2019 while on a peaceful protest to demand the freedom of their Islamic Leader, Sheik Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja.

Sued alongside the Police are the Medical Directors of National Hospital, Abuja, and Asokoro District Hospital.

While the bodies of Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa and Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska were alleged to have been deposited at National Hospital, Abuja, the body of Askari Hassan was alleged to have been kept in Asokoro District Hospital.

The plaintiffs, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Ahmad Musa, Yusuf Faska and Said Haruna, in separate affidavits in support of the Originating Motions to enforce their fundamental rights filed, said they were brothers to the deceased.

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