Court orders police to pay N15m to families of IMN members

The Federal Supreme Court, Abuja, on Monday awarded N15 million against the Nigerian police for the alleged murders of three members of the prohibited Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN).


Judge Taiwo Taiwo, at his trial, also ordered the Abuja National Hospital to immediately release the three corpses in his morgue to their families.

Judge Taiwo, in granting the applicants' A and C releases, said that each of them should be paid by the police, an amount of N5 million in compensation for the murders, making a total of N15 million.

The judge, however, did not grant the prayer for the Nigerian police to submit an apology in two national newspapers.


The Nigeria News Agency (NAN) reports that the Inspector General of Police is the first respondent, while the medical director at Abuja National Hospital is the second respondent on the three separate charges.

Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa and Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska were allegedly killed by agents of the first interviewee on July 22, 2019, while peacefully protesting to demand the freedom of their Islamic leader, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, in Federal Secretariat, Abuja.


The bodies of the deceased were reportedly deposited at the Abuja National Hospital.

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