Brutality: Police to pay N20m to lady who lost her sight, after her husband’s mistress got her arrested
Ekiti State Police Command was in the eye of the storm on Monday, as a state High Court sitting in Ikere Ekiti, awarded a sum of N20m damages against it, over illegal detention and brutalization of a 51-year old woman, Mrs Sola Aregbesola.
The presiding Judge, Justice Olusegun Ogunyemi, also awarded another N250k cost against the police, an amount which covers the expenses spent on medical treatment as a result of the unlawful detention and beating she suffered in the hands of the cops.
The plaintiff, Aregbesola, a resident of Okebedo in Ilawe Ekiti, was beaten, tortured , wounded, chained and detained for 72 hours at Ilawe Police Station last year October over an issue that bordered on an illicit love affair between her husband and another woman.
Aregbesola who was subsequently picked up by the police, on the order of her husband’s mistress, had before the arrest, suffered an attack from the accused who allegedly poured hot soup on her face, which inflicted serious bodily injuries on her, causing deformation to her person.
The mother of five claimed that she lost one of her eyes as a result of the alleged brutality she suffered in the hands of the policemen, who she also accused of almost stripping her naked while in custody.