Police Officer, His Father In Court As Septuagenarian Demands N50m Damage For Assault

A Police officer, DSP Ibrahim Kawu and his father, Alhaji Audu Kawu, who was an ex-custons officer, has been dragged to an Oyo State High Court by one Elder Olusegun Otolorin over assault.
The claimant  through his counsel, Mrs Omobolaji Babadiya informed the court that the defendants and their thugs brutalized, humiliated and inflicted injury on him and his friends over a landed property.
Otolorin further said that the defendants and their thugs violently attacked him with iron rod, stick and mercilessly stabbed him with broken bottles .
He said that he would have been lynched to death if not for the protection given to him by the men of Nigerian police force from from Akobo, Police Station.
Otolorin said that the incident happened on March 26,2014 at Kilometers 147, along Iwo road , Ojoo Expressway,  Alagbayun area of Ibadan.
The claimant, urged the court to declared the action of the defendants as wrongful, illegal, unconstitutional and violation of the rights of his client.
Babadiya urged the court to award a sum of N50 million as damage in favour of his client against the defendants.
At the resume hearing of the case on Friday,the defendant’ s witness, Kawu, an ex-customs officer, adopted his statement of defence.
Kawu, who was represented by Richard Ogunwole (SAN), told the court that he was not at the scene of the incicent and was informed about the incicent on arrival.
Justice Ganiyu Sumonu therefore adjourned the case till November 6 for further hearing.

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