Illegal detention: Court awards N10.5m to journalist Jones Abiri

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday awarded the sum of N10.5m against the Department of State Services for the illegal detention of a journalist, Jones Abiri, for over two years without trial.

Delivering judgment in a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed on behalf of the Yenagoa-based journalist by Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), Justice Nnamdi Dimgba held that his detention for that period without trial constituted a violation of his right. – Punch

– Sept. 13, 2018 @ 19:07 GMT |

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