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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Battered FAAN Staff Gets N50m Judgement Against Airforce


The official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, Mohammed Mustapha Shuaibu who was beaten to stupor by two Nigerian Air Force officers in charge of traffic control at the departure section of the international terminal wing of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos last year must have been vindicated afterall.

The FAAN staff, Mohammed Shuaibu, who works at the protocol and passages of the agency, National Enquirer gathered reliably has gotten judgement, in the sum of N50m against the Nigeria Airforce for being battered, assaulted and also violation of his human rights.

Judgement was given today in the matter, Mohammed Mustapha Shuaibu vs NAF, Suit No.: FHC/L/CS/954/2015 before Justice Buba of the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos where the plaintiff was awarded the sum of N50m for assault and violation of human rights by the two overzealous airforce personnel.

It would be recalled that, a slight argument between some men of the Nigeria Air Force and a protocol officer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria-FAAN had resulted into a street brawl that left the FAAN staff being beaten to a pulp, but for the timely intervention of good samaritans, the FAAN staff would have died. He was admitted in an hospital where he spent months before he eventually recuperated.

In order to demand for justice and serve as deterrent for other overzealous military personnel, Barrister Terfa Mark Anata of the chambers of human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo had taken up the matter against the Nigeria Air Force, and the case which has been witnessing legal redress before Justice Buba of the Federal High Court since last year, 2015 came to an end today when the sum of N50m was awarded to the plaintiff, Mohammed Mustapha Shuaibu against the respondent, Nigeria Air Force for violation of human rights, assault, battery among others. plates.

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