Nigeria Police to pay N15 Million damages to the family of Daniel Bisiriyu, a victim of extra-judicial killing


Daniel Bisiriyu, was unlawfully killed by the police on the 21st of August, 2012 in Egbeda Akowonjo Area of Lagos State. Access to Justice drawn by the plight of the immediate family of the deceased filed an action at the Federal High Court challenging the police for the unlawfully, premeditated, unwarranted and wrongful killing of the deceased.

After the close of evidence, the Court was convinced that the deceased died under questionable circumstances and that his death was not within the ambit of the circumstances permissible as lawful death under Section 33 of the 1999 Constitution. In view of this, the Court found the police liable for the unlawful killing of the deceased and accordingly warded the sum of N15 Million in favour of the relatives of the deceased. In execution of the judgment sum, Access to Justice, will at the resumption of Federal High Court Judges vacation move the court for garnishee proceedings.