Oyerinde: Court orders IGP, Abubakar & AGF, Adoke to pay Ugolor N5m

on   /   in News 11:14 am   /   Comments

BY GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE
BENIN- THE Court of Appeal sitting in Benin Tuesday ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar  and the Attorney-General of Federation, Mohammed Bello Adoke to pay the  sum of N5million damages awarded against them by an Edo State High Court into an interest yielding account pending its judgment on the suit brought  it by Rev. David Ugolor.

Rev Ugolor who is the Executive Director of Africa Network For Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) is contesting his arrest and detention over the killing of Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, late Principal Private Secretary to the Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

In its ruling, Justice Helen Moronkeji Ogunwumiju ordered the Inspector General of Police and the Attorney-General of Federation to pay the money to the Deputy Chief Registrar of the appellate court who would then remit same into an interest yielding account.

However, counsel to the Inspector General of Police, Nigeria Police Force, and Attorney General of the Federation, Henry Ihonde had earlier sought a stay of execution of the decision of the lower court which had earlier ordered that the money should be paid into an interest yielding account.
.
But Mr. Olayewola Afolabi, the Counsel to Reverend David Ugolor faulted the application and described it as legally virus, arguing that the N5,000,000 has to be paiy into an interest yielding account first pending the appeal court judgment.

Ihonde however  agreed to the payment of the money into an interest yielding account just as both parties agreed on stay of execution pending the appeal court judgment.

The court thereafter ruled that the money being paid into an interest yielding account within 60 days.

    Print       Email