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IMN : A High Court Orders Police To Pay N15m For Killed Shi'a Members

ZeenaGist 06/29/2020

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian Police to pay N15 million for the killing of three members of the Shi'ite group during a rally in Abuja.

The court, which is based in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, has also ordered the National Hospital to provide the three dead bodies for burial, the bbc hausa reported.

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It was on July 22, 2019, that members of the Shiite group were killed during a protests that turned violent.

During the protests the police also claimed that the Shiite had killed a police officer, which the IMN has denied.

IMN lawyer, Bala Isa Daku, said they had gone to court after authorities refused to give the dead bodies for burial.

The presiding Judge of the high Court, Justice Taiwo Taiwo, said the police would pay N1 million for each victim as compensation for the murder.

But the court rejected the request that the police be forced to apologize.

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