The Abuja federal high court has awarded the total sum of 15 million Naira to three members of the Islamic movement in Nigeria (IMN) to be paid by the Nigerian police over the killing of the IMN members.
The judge in charge of the case, Justice Taiwo Taiwo has also instructed that the Abuja national hospital immediately releases the bodies of the victims in the morgue to their family members.
Justice Taiwo, however, refused the request of the IMN for the Nigerian police to tender apologies publicly in two national newspapers in the country.
The applicants who are Ahmad Musa, Yusuf Faska, Ibrahim Abdullahi are to be paid the sum of 5 million Naira each as reliefs A and C as compensation for the killings.
The incident in question was the alleged killing of three of the Islamic group members on the 22nd July 2019 by the police during a peaceful protest at the federal secretariat in Abuja to demand the freedom of the leader of the group, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife.
Those killed were Suleiman Shehu, Mahdi Musa, Bilyaminu Abubakar Faska and Askari Hassan.
According to reports, the Nigerian police force did not send any representative or present a counter-affidavit during the duration of the court proceedings. during the duration of the court proceedings.