Unlawful detention: IGP prays court to vacate compensation order
On January 26, 2012 · In News
By Abdulwahab Abdulah
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, has urged an Ikeja High court to vacate an order directing him to pay N500,000 compensation for unlawful detention to Bishop Kayode Williams, Director General, Prison Rehabilitation Mission International, PREMI.
The IGP’s request was contained in a motion by Mr. Abraham Fadipe, his counsel, who asked the court to lift the order on the ground that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain the case.
Williams had asked the court to award damages against the police for unlawful arrest and detention, where the court awarded N500,000 against the respondent.
Other respondents in the suit are the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Mr Bashiru Kehinde.
When the matter came up, yesterday, the police IG also informed the court that its order was procured wrongfully, because the police was not put on notice.
The police, urging the court to vacate the order for payment of compensation, contended that the applicant was under investigation in a case reported by the National Industrial Court, Lagos, following some exhibits found in his laptop.