Katsina State High Court has ordered Inspector General of Police, the Police Service Commission and two others to pay N150 million to one Basil Essien.

Justice Abdullahi Yusuf, awarded the sum as “aggravated or general damages to his dignity, pains, psychological and mental torture” and N50 million as compensatory damages for the violation of his personal liberty.

Mr.Essien in 2015 dragged the police to court for brutality, torture and humiliation, alleging that he was assaulted by the police when he went to the station to negotiate the bail of his client.