Military ordered to pay N1m to actress Ebere Ohakwe


A Federal Excessive Court docket has ordered the Nigerian military 6 division to tender an unreserved apology to Nollywood actress, Ebere Ohakwe.

This was after the court docket discovered the military responsible of human rights abuse towards Ebere Ohakwe, which reportedly occurred on January 30, 2017.

The actress was allegedly brutalised by one Olamilekan Suleiman, who used a stick and an iron to inflict accidents on her.

The trial Choose, Justice Adamu Mohammed, consequently ordered the military to pay the sum of N1m as damages to Ebere Ohakwe.

Mohammed stated “One, it’s, hereby declared that the arrest, harassment, embarrassment, torture and assault meted on the applicant by the primary, second and third respondents and different officers of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Military, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on January 13, 2017, is unconstitutional and a violation of the dignity of human life.

“Two, the primary, second and third respondents are restrained from additional threatening, harassing, embarrassing, arrest, torture and inhuman remedy of the applicant, besides in circumstances supplied by the regulation.

“Three, the sum of N1 million is awarded to the applicant against the respondents. The respondents are ordered to tender an unreserved apology to the applicant.”

Justice Mohammed additional restrained the military from finishing up any additional actions towards the sufferer.

He warned safety operatives to behave with civility and accountability, particularly on points regarding basic human rights of the citizenry.

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