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Appeal Court orders El-Rufai to pay Audu Maikori N10.5m



Appeal Court on Friday ordered the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to pay N10.5 million as damages to the president of Chocolate City Group, Audu Maikori.

Maikori had dragged El-rufai and Police to Court over unlawful arrest and detention between February 17 and 18, and between March 10 and 13.

Federal High Court had ordered the Kaduna State Governor, El-Rufai, and three others to pay N40 million as damages .

But, the state government vowed to challenged the judgement of the Federal High Court.

However, Appeal Court in its judgement ordered the respondent to the case to pay Maikori N10.5 for damages.

According to Chidi Odinkalu, In a judgment just delivered in Abuja, the Court of Appeal affirms that Kaduna state government
egregiously violated the rights of Maikori when they abducted him from Lagos to Kaduna in 2017. The Court assessed damanges at N10.5m in favour of Maikori.

Credit: Observers Times