Court Sentences IGP to Three Months in Prison

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The Federal High Court, Abuja has sentenced the Inspector-General of Police IGP, Usman Baba to three months in prison for disobeying a 2021 court order.

Delivering ruling, Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon issued the order following a suit filed by a former police officer, Patrick Okoli who claimed he was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the Nigeria Police Force.

The court also ordered the payment of N10 million to the applicant, being special and general damages for the unlawful, illegal and unconstitutional denial of his rights and privileges as a Senior Officer of the Nigeria Police Force from 1993 till date.

Written by: Helen Obih

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