Court advises police to release autopsy of late Port Harcourt mechanic in Ikoku-5 controversy

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Justice JAMES OMOTOSHO of a Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has advised defendants in the Fundamental Human Rights Suit on the autopsy of late CHIMA IKWUNADO otherwise known as the Ikoku-5 to give a copy to the plaintiffs.

It may interest you to know that the controversy over the alleged torture and murder of CHIMA IKWUNADO in custody of the Eagle Crack Squad in Mile One as well as the torture of four other Ikoku mechanics is popularly known as the Ikoku-5.

Meanwhile, Justice OMOTOSHO also adjourned the matter to the10th of March for hearing, directing that hearing notice be served on the fourth and sixth respondents.

Earlier, the Commissioner of Police Rivers State and the Commander of Eagle Crack Squad were named as the 4th and 5th respondents in the suit.

During the court proceedings, counsel to the plaintiffs, PRINCESS LAWRENCE informed the court about the difficulties they faced in collecting the autopsy result from Nigerian Police Force.

LAWRENCE, who also withdrew charges against the Second, fifth and Seventh defendants in the suit expressed worry that the said autopsy result forms part of their necessary exhibits.

By Ndubuisi Ojo

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