Borno pays deceased Boko Haram leader’s family N100m

Borno State Government Monday settled out of court with the family of late in-law of the deceased Boko Haram leader, Mohammed Yusuf, with the payment of N100 million compensation for the extra-judicial killing. The father-in-law of the late sect leader, Baba Fugu, was killed by policemen in 2009 after he made himself available at the Borno State Police Command. The family subsequently went to court seeking compensation from Borno and Federal Governments, including the Inspector General of Police (IG) for extra-judicial killing The family’s prayer was answered by the Maiduguri High Court which ordered the state and the Federal Government including the IGP to pay a compensation of N100 million, with the state asked to cough out N40 million and the Federal Government, N20 million while the police was to pay the balance of N40 million. Presenting the cheque to the family’s solicitor, Mr. Anayo Adibe, the state governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, said the ceremony on Monday was a solemn one and that his heart went to the family of the deceased, Baba Fugu and others, who were lost in the crisis which engulfed the state. While receiving the cheque on behalf of the family, the family solicitor, Adibe commended the governor for a good heart, insisting that in line with what the governor said, every life was worth living and no amount of money could equal a lost life.


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