Court Orders Gov. el-Rufai, Police to Pay Audu Maikori N40m

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday awarded N40 million cost against Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state and the Nigerian Police Force for illegally detaining Audu Maikori, Chief Executive Officer of Chocolate City Entertainment.

Justice John Tsoho upheld a fundamental rights enforcement suit Maikori filed before the court.

Respondents in the suit were the Inspector General of Police; Kaduna State Commissioner of Police; Kaduna State Governor, and the Attorney General of the state.

The court directed that the respondents should pay the money to the plaintiff as compensation and general damages, jointly and severally.