On Wednesday, a Nigerian court in Osogbo ordered the police to pay Yusuf Adepoju and Muddathir Kewdirorun six million naira as restitution for breaking into their homes without permission.
The petitioners claimed that on the 16th of November, 2021, at 3:00 am, security personnel broke into their residences without cause.
Justice A. Oyebiyi, the presiding court, ruled on the fundamental human rights violation lawsuit and stated that the applicants had proven their case against the police beyond a reasonable doubt.
The judge ruled that it was against the 1999 Constitution as amended to violate the fundamental rights of unarmed individuals.
Oyebiyi stated that the police’s unannounced raid in the late hours of the night jeopardized the men’s and their families privacy.
As a result of the police violating the two applicants’ fundamental rights, the court ordered the police to pay the amount as compensation.