Additionally, the commission gave N146 million to 27 families and survivors who had suffered severe human rights violations.
The commission claims that the decisions awarded compensation in situations involving extrajudicial executions, illegal imprisonment and arrest, torture, claimed enforced disappearances, and property expropriation, among other things.
Paul Ephraim, one of the recipients, told our correspondent that although the money is insignificant in comparison to the value of the soul that was lost, it will give the family hope.
Ephraim who was awarded N5m narrated that his late brother was on his way back from church when he was murdered by police officers.
He said, “No amount can bring back the soul of our late brother but I believe this can be a form of respite for the family.”
Another beneficiary, Richard Augustine, who was accused of being an armed robber and paraded publicly said that the compensation vindicated his quest to get justice.
Follow us on Facebook
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author and forum participants on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Anaedo Online or official policies of the Anaedo Online.