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Braithwaite’s daughter sues police over alleged harassment

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Mrs. Ebun Braithwaite-Dosunmu, daughter of late elder statesman, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite has dragged the Inspector-General of Police before the Lagos High Court, Igbosere over alleged torture, unlawful arrest and detention.

The suit was filed by the human rights lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa seeking an order of the court for a declaration that her (Braithwaite-Dosunmu) toture, arrest and detention at the Bar Beach police station on May 24, 2019 are illegal and unconstitutional.

She is also praying the court for a declaration that her harassment, beating, punching and molesting in an attempt to forcefully abduct her to Abuja by the police constitute infringement of her fundamental rights.

She is therefore asking for N5million damages, and an order to restrain the police from further harassment.

The applicant said that the police should not have been involved in what she called pure domestic family feud in respect of the running of their paper mill company, for which her brother, Mr. Olumide Braithwaite, had allegedly instigated the police to harass and torture her.

She added that she was tortured to the point of endangering her health, which led to her admission in the hospital.

In a 35 paragraphs affidavit in support of the suit, Mrs. Braithwaite-Dosunmu averred that she is the managing director of the paper mill company that was acquired by their family with their late father, Dr. Tunji Braithwaite.

She noted that board resolutions were duly passed and contracts signed for the disposal of certain scraps and disused equipment owned by the company, for which she alleged that her brother was seeking kickbacks from the buyer.

She alleged that her brother Olumide’s petition to the police containing spurious and unfounded allegations against her, for which policemen from Abuja stormed her mother’s house to demand for her arrest.


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