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Police fined N15m for confining seven Boko Haram suspects without preliminary


A Federal High Court in Abuja has requested the Nigerian Police Force to pay N15m fine to seven associated individuals with Boko Haram over their unlawful detainment for quite a long time without preliminary.

The speculates who were said to have been captured inside a Maiduguri market were purportedly unloaded at the detainment office of the Special Anti-Robbery in Abuja.

The candidates are Ajiri Dungus, Gudja Giddah, Adam Mohammed, Wardi Dungus, Fanami Mustapha, Mohammed Abba and Makinka Dungus.

The court enlistment center was seen setting up a warrant for their delivery on Wednesday after the decision.

Equity M. O. Olajuwon, in a judgment on their central common liberties implementation suit, held that the confinement of the prisoners for a very long time without preliminary repudiated the arrangements of the 1999 constitution on basic freedoms.

The Judge said the police tried to pull a fast one in keeping the prisoners past the period legally necessary, particularly when there was no pertinent and certain ground of arraignment of the candidates for any offense.
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Equity Olajuwon therefore requested that the seven candidates be delivered to their families.

The Judge requested that every candidate be paid N2m as harms for their unlawful detainment and one more N10m as cost of prosecution.


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