The Bayelsa State High Court, Ogbia Judicial Division, has awarded the sum of N500,000 against Robert Oru, Richard Milliow and Imo Sunday, for moving the motion that led to the violation of the fundamental human right of one Nezie Obi, a student of the Federal University Otueke over a facebook post “Karina”
Nezie Obi otherwise known as (Favour Samuel) was brutally given the beating of his life for alleged defamation of the Otuoke Community.
Nezie Obi had sometime in 2020, written a fictional story about one Karina, and his relationship with the girl. After the said publication, some members of the community felt that the post was derogatory and therefore took the law into their hand by harassing, beating, and assaulting the student which led to inflicting bodily injury on him.
The pure work of fiction was misunderstood by the community and was Nezie Obi ill-humanly tortured.
The Article Karina which went viral had generated dust in Otuoke Community and beyond.
The Lawyer briefing The media said ” Consequently I, Ebi Robert, and colleague, Aluzu Ebikebuna Augustine took up the matter and petitioned the Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa State command, and also filed a case for the enforcement of his fundamental rights.”
“Today, justice has been served as the court agreed with us in its judgment and awarded a cost of N500,000 against Nezie’s violators, and N100,000 for cost of litigation totaling N600,000.”
“I am particularly happy as a young lawyer, because judgments like this show that our efforts are not in vain as Human Right Activists. It gives us the courage that the judiciary is indeed the last hope of the common man.”
“I thank God for the victory in court today. Nezie Obi, for me is the hero, he stood up for his right despite all the treats and intimidation. Students must understand that they have rights which are protected by law, and they should not be too careful to enforce them when the need arises.”