An Ondo State High Court in Akure on Tuesday ordered the state government and the State Security Network, codenamed Amotekun, to pay N30 million to a 36-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Olusegun Oluwarotimi, for illegally shooting him.
Olusegun Lawyer, Tope Temokun, had by motion on notice filed on the 28th of October 2022, filed a motion asking for the sum of fifty million naira as general damages and fifty million naira as exemplary damages, for the shooting by Amotekun on the 9th of August 2021 that has now turned him to an amputee.
The Ondo State High Court, presided over by Justice Adejumo, while delivering judgment on Tuesday asked the Ondo State Government to pay Mr Oluwasegun Oluwarotimi, who is now an amputee, the sum of N30 million as damages. In awarding this sum, the court condemned in the strongest terms the illegal shooting of the applicant in the leg that led to the amputation of his leg.
The judge said that the action of the Amotekun personnel amounted to flagrant abuse of power. “The illegal shooting at Araromi Street on Aug. 9, 2021, in Akure by Amotekun was a violation of the applicant’s human rights. The judgment read