Journalists unlawfully detained, drags IGP in Warri to court


Five journalists were unlawfully arrested by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Monitoring Unit in Warri, a year ago. However, Barrister Oghenejabor Ikimi Esq, pushed the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC to order the IGP to pay compensations/ damages to the five journalists and to ensure that the command from Delta State High Court is obeyed. 

Ikemi stated, "we have written to the National Human Rights Commission. There is no need for further investigation because they have sent all the judgements as there is nothing to investigate.

"All that they need to do was for them to take action against IGP".

The National Human Rights Commission called Barrister Oghenejabor Ikimi from Abuja and stated they would need to investigate the matter, and they would need him to come to Abuja to assist in the investigation. Ikimi responded there was no need for further investigation as they have served and given them all original copies of Certified Judgement to them.

Hence, the need to take necessary actions against IGP.

The journalists that were unlawfully detained were arrested on May 26th, 2020. They filed a fundamental rights suit against the IGP to pay for damages.

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