The Federal High Court, Bauchi, gave N210 million compensation to three victims of police brutality in the state.
Justice Hassan Dikko held that two of the victims – Ibrahim Babangida and Ibrahim Sama’Ila – were tortured to death by the police after they were accused of stealing 24 chickens belonging to a retired police officer.
He was later given the sum of 100million Naira as compensation for him and his family.
The third victim, Abdulwahab Bello, received N10 million for brutality, senseless arrest, and torture by the police.
The three victims were accused of stealing chickens by the retired police officer on July 21, 2020.
According to Bello, who was the Divisional Police Office at the time, used a pestle to torture him and his two friends who died as a result of the brutality.
He said: “The DPO hit Ibrahim continuously until his last breath.”
Bello and families of the deceased persons later filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Bauchi.