Court Orders Police To Pay Woman Brutalized During Detention N20m

A state High Court sitting in Ikere-Ekiti has awarded a sum of N20m damages against the Ekiti State Police Command for illegally detaining and brutalising 51-year-old Mrs Sola Aregbesola.

Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, also awarded another N250,000 cost against the police to cover the medical expenses of the woman as a result of the unlawful detention and beating she suffered.

Sola, a resident of Okebedo in Ilawe-Ekiti, was beaten, tortured, wounded, chained and detained for 72 hours at Ilawe Police Station in October 2016 over an issue that bordered on an illicit love affair between her husband and another woman.

Sola had been arrested by police, on the orders of her husband’s mistress who had earlier attack her with hot soup, inflicting serious bodily injuries on her and causing deformation to her person.

The mother of five claimed that she lost the use of one of her eyes as a result of the brutality she suffered in the hands of men of Nigeria police.

She also claimed that she was almost stripped naked while in custody, all because a rich woman was sleeping with her husband.

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