Justice Finally Served as Court Awards N20m Damages Against Police for Brutalising Woman

The victim, Mrs Sola Aregbesola 

A total sum of N20million damages has been awarded against the Ekiti State Police Command for illegally detaining and brutalising 51-year-old Mrs Sola Aregbesola by a High Court sitting in Ikere Ekiti, Ekiti state.

According to Punch Metro, Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, who is the presiding Judge, 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.

It was gathered that the plaintiff who is 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.

She had been arrested by the 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 the policemen.

She also claimed that she was almost stripped n*ked while in custody.
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