A former Senator for Enugu North Senatorial District between 1999 and 2007, Senator Fidelis Okoro, has dragged the Police Service Commission, the Nigeria Police Force and the Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, ºbefore the Abuja division of the Federal High Court, over the alleged killing of his son, Mr John Chukwuemeka Okoro, by a police officer, Mohammed Yusuf.
The 31- year-old late Chukwuemeka Okoro, was alleged to have been shot by a policeman in Gudu space of Abuja on August 11, 2014
According court docket paperwork, the incident occurred when the deceased, who simply got here again from London then the place he was learning Business Administration, was stress-free and having enjoyable along with his buddy, Mr Sunny Black.
In the go well with quantity FHC/ABJ/C5/1165/2019 filed by J.Okay Ikwegbue the plaintiff is claiming N3 billion as damages towards the defendants, who allegedly shot the late Chukwuemeka Okoro .
The defendants are the Police Service Commission (1st Defendant), the Inspector General of Police (2nd Defendant), the Nigerian Police Force (third Defendant) and Mr Mohammed Yusuf (4th Defendant), an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) with Force No. AP/No 79224, who allegedly shot John Chukwuemeka Okoro to loss of life.
In addition, the plaintiff can also be praying the Human Right Court to grant the next, “ to mandate/direct the 2nd and third Defendants to right away arraign/cost the 4th Defendant earlier than a court docket of competent jurisdiction for alleged offence of homicide.
“That the court docket ought to mandate the 2nd and third Defendants to pay the plaintiff N3 billion as compensation/damages for illegal homicide of Mr John Chukwuemeka Okoro, son of the plaintiff.
N100m be granted as particular damages for the ill-health of the plaintiff which was attributable to the actions of the 4th Defendant.
He additional requested that N20m be awarded by the court docket as value of the go well with to the plaintiff.
In his supporting affidavit, averred that the PSC was arrange by the Federal Government of Nigeria and saddled with the accountability, amongst different issues, to nominate individuals to workplaces (different the Inspector General of Police) in Nigeria Police Force and to dismiss and train disciplinary management over any particular person holding the workplace within the Nigeria Police.