Septuagenarian seeks N50m in damages against police officer, father for alleged assault

Septuagenarian seeks N50m in damages against police officer, father for alleged assault

A septuagenarian, Olusegun Otolorin, on Friday prayed a High Court in Oyo to order a police officer, DSP Ibrahim Kawu, and his father, Audu, to pay him N50 million as compensation for allegedly assaulting him.

 

Otolorin, through his counsel, Mrs Omobolaji Babadiya, told the court that Kawu and his father humiliated and injured him and his friends over a feud over a landed property.

 

He also alleged that Kawu and his father sent thugs who attacked and stabbed him,

 

The claimant said that the incident happened on March 26, 2014 at KM 147 Iwo road, Ojoo Expressway, in the Alagbayun area of Ibadan.

 

He asked the court to declared the action of Kawu and his father as wrongful, illegal, unconstitutional and a violation of his rights.

 

Testifying earlier, Kawu, who was represented by Richard Ogunwole, SAN, denied knowledge of the attack.

 

After listening to the testimonies, Justice Ganiyu Sunmonu, adjourned the case until Nov. 6 for continuation of hearing.

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