The Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the Police to pay the popular entertainer, Charly Boy the sum of N50M as compensation for abuse during the ‘Resume or Resign’ protest which he convened on August 8, 2018.
According to Charly Boy, he was abused by the Police using tear gas canisters, water cannon and wild police dogs to harass and disperse him and his fellow protesters during the peaceful demonstration at the Unity Fountain in Maitama, Abuja.
Giving the final judgement Justice John Tsoho ordered the Nigeria Police Force, along with the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, and the Commissioner of Police, the Federal Capital Territory Command, to pay the sum of N50m to Charly Boy and apologise to him in two national newspapers.
The judge ruled, “Relief 4 is granted and the respondents are ordered to publish an apology to the applicant in two national newspapers for violating his fundamental rights.”
“The sum of N50m is awarded against the respondents as general and exemplary damages.”
Recall that Senator Ben Murray-Bruce alleged that he was teargassed by the police following the protest by the leadership and members of the People’s Democratic Party( PDP) against the result of the Osun State Election.