*UPDATE ON THE COURT CASE BETWEEN NIGERIA POLICE FORCE AND EDO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS*
The court case between NPF and EDOCSO came up today Tuesday 11th july 2023. At the Evbuoriaria magistrate court 5. Sapele road Benin city.
comrades were present in their numbers and were ably represented by Barr Dele Igbinedion chambers
The motion filed by our lawyer Barr Dele Igbinidion, for the release of the tricycle and other valuables was granted, and the Keke was released to the owners after staying in the custody of the police and court for almost one (1) year. A motion of no case submittion was filled by our lawyers praying the court to strike out the case because the police refuse to defend the case
The case was thereafter adjourned to Thursday July 27th 2023 for further hearing and close for defense.
You will recall that
On 26th day of July 2022. one Brighton Odion, a tricycle rider who was riding his tricycle along limit road, of Sapele road in benin city. was apprehended by men of the Nigeria police force for riding in a restricted area according to the police and accused of violating the Governor’s order and was subsequently charged to court when he refused to give them bribe. And one Vision Nelson was also charged
along side with an offence of unregistered photographer and unlicensed journalist Because he was using his Android phone to record the event of arrest
Leftist Aliyu Umweni
Interim Public Relations Officer
Edo civil society organisations (EDOCSO)
MASSES HOUSE: 6B, Obakhavbaye Street (Eagle heights building) Opposite Spirit And Life Bible Church, Off Oba Market Road,