Court declares killing, burial of robbery suspects by Nigeria Police unlawful


A Coroner’s court sitting at Oredo Magisterial District Benin, Edo State has declared as unlawful the burial of late Samuel Imaikop and three others (names unknown) by the Police and its agent on 24th November, 2013, without the order of the court.

The deceased were allegedly killed at Iguobazuwa, headquarters of Ovia South West Local Government Area of Edo State by the Police.

The respondent in an affidavit sworn to by one Police Sergeant, Efosa Obazee, said the victims were robbers.

Delivering its ruling on the application brought before it by the applicants on Thursday, Pastor Imaikop and Emmanuel Imaikop through their counsel, Benjy Iluobe, Chief Magistrate F. E. N. Igbinosa further declared that the act of interment of one Samuel Imaikop and four others by the respondents and his agents on November 24, 2013, without the order of the court was an abuse of office.


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