A state High Court sitting in Ikere Ekiti has awarded a sum of N20m damages against the Ekiti State Police Command for illegally detaining and brutalizing 51-year-old Mrs. Sola Aregbesola.
The presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, also awarded another N250,000 cost against the police to cover the medical expenses of the woman as a result of the unlawful detention and beating she suffered.
The plaintiff, Aregbesola, a resident of Okebedo in Ilawe Ekiti, was beaten, tortured, wounded, chained and detained for 72 hours at Ilawe Police Station in October 2016 over an issue that bordered on an illicit love affair between her husband and another woman.
Aregbesola had been arrested by the police, on the orders of her husband’s mistress who had earlier attack her with hot soup, inflicting serious bodily injuries on her and causing deformation to her person.
The mother of five claimed that she lost the use of one of her eyes as a result of the brutality she suffered in the hands of the policemen.
She also claimed that she was almost stripped naked while in custody.