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Court Orders Police To Compensate Three Shiite Members With N15m

A Federal High Court ruling in Abuja, on Monday, June 29 accrued a sum of N5 million each to the three victims of the July 22, 2019 protest.

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The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has been charged to compensate three members of the proscribed Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN, who were killed in the previous year during a protest.

A Federal High Court ruling in Abuja, on Monday, June 29 accrued a sum of N5 million each to the three victims of the July 22, 2019 protest.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in his ruling a moment ago, awarded the sum of N15 million against the Nigeria police force over the alleged killing of three persons who were reportedly on a peaceful protest against the continuous detention of their leaders, Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife Zeenat Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.

The court also charged the National Hospital, Abuja, to with immediate effect release the bodies in its morgue, Naija News learnt.

However, the Taiwo refused to give consent to a request which demanded that the Nigeria police should tender an apology in two national newspapers on the alleged killings.

Naija News understands that the three Shite members namely; Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa, Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska and Askari Hassan were alleged to have been murdered by the NPF last year during freedom protest for their leader in Abuja.

Reports had it that since the incident, the remains of the victims were been deposited at the National Hospital, Abuja until this time.

Meanwhile, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, in a few months ago has reacted to the claims that its group is one of the reasons why the United States restrict Nigerians from getting Visa into the US. The Islamic body said that it cannot be the yardstick for such.

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