A protester in the Federal Capital Territory Elohor Enameguonor has dragged the Inspector General of Police before the Federal High Court in Abuja for bruises she suffered in the hands of police officers during the protest and the damage done to her mobile phone in the process.
In Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1368/2020 filed on her half by the Digital Rights Lawyers Initiative, the Applicant claims:
1. A DECLARATION that the Respondent’s officers’ harassment and damage of the Applicant’s Samsung mobile phone during the End SARS protest in Abuja interfered with the Applicant’s right to freedom of expression and the press guaranteed under Section 39 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 ( as amended).
2. GENERAL DAMAGES in the sum of N1, 000, 000 (One Million Naira) as compensatory damages for the violation of the Applicant’s fundamental rights.
3. AND FOR SUCH OTHER ORDERS the court may deem fit to give in the following circumstances.
The matter was filed today, October 16 2020 and yet to be assigned to any judge in the division.