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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Police to pay N10m to relatives of dead detainee

 A Kano High has directed Kano state Police Command to pay the sum of N10 million as compensation to the relatives of Nura Umar who died while in police custody.
The police had arrested and detained Nura Umar in their custody for 11 days over alleged theft.
The suspect lost his life while in police custody.
Dissatisfied over the circumstances that led to her son’s death, mother of the deceased, Hadiza Umar approached a Kano High court, seeking for justice.
According to the woman’s counsel, Bar. Ali Jamilu, the police arrested the late Nura Umar was in police detention from 26th of January 2017 to 6th February 2017, when he passed on.
Barr. Ali Jamilu urged the court to enforce late Umar’s fundamental human right to life, insisting that justice must be done over the death of the young man.
He further asserted that, the police acted against the provisions of section 35 of the 1999 constitution as amended.
In his judgment, Justice Yusuf Ubale condemned the police for violating the law, and described the actions of the law enforcement agency as, “barbaric.”
The Judge maintained that the late Nura Umar suffered the breach of his fundamental right to life, “which calls for remedy.”
The Judge also described the detention of the deceased in police custody for 11 days as unconstitutional and violation of his fundamental human right.
Justice Yusuf Ubale ruled that AIG Cornelius Kayode Aderanti in charge of Zone 1 and Commissioner of Police, Rabiu YusuF Kano Police Command, pay the mother (Hadiza Umar) and his guardian, (Abdullahi Isa) the sum of N8 million as compensation.
Justice Ubale also awarded N2 million as General and Exemplary damages against the police

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