Honorable Justice Awogboro, presiding over the Federal High Court in Lagos, has issued a comprehensive order regarding the case of a minor who has been held in detention at the Oregun Special Correctional Facility for Boys in Ikeja, Lagos, for a period exceeding five years.
The order includes the immediate release of the minor, a public apology, and the payment of damages by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police (COP), the Investigating Police Officer (IPO), and the Attorney-General of Lagos State.
The decision was made following the submission of a fundamental human rights enforcement suit on behalf of the minor.
The applicant’s counsel, Grace Adenubi, Assistant Director at the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria’s Lagos Office, stated that they became acquainted with the applicant in 2021 during a visit by the Council to the Special Correctional Centre for Boys in Oregun, Lagos, in collaboration with the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption (RoLAC) initiative.
Recognizing the significant delay in prosecuting the case, they subsequently applied to secure the minor’s release based on fundamental human rights principles.
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