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Nollywood Actress, Ebere Ohakwe Wins Lawsuit Against Nigerian Army

A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, found the 6 Division, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, guilty of human rights violation against Nollywood actress and movie producer, Ebere Ohakwe (Jewel Infinity) and awarded N1 million in favour of the applicant.

The trial judge, Justice Adamu Turaki Mohammed, of High Court 5, made the order in his judgement.

One, it is, hereby, declared that the arrest, harassment, embarrassment, torture and assault meted on the applicant by the first, second and third respondents and other officers of the 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on the 13th day of January, 2017, is unconstitutional and a violation of the dignity of human life.

On January 30, 2017, Ohakwe was allegedly brutalised by one Olamilekan Suleiman, who used a stick and an iron to inflict injuries on her body including her forehead.

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Written by Segun Odejimi

Apostle of Sarcasm. Writer. Former Editor of TNSnigeria. Producer, Segun & the Gang. Facebook Nigeria Trainer.

Trained as a media/theatre artist and has worked in advertising, TV and radio.