Human Rights Abuses

Court Fines Delta LP Governorship Candidate, Gbagi Over Assault On Staff 

A Delta State High Court sitting in Warri and presided over by Hon. Justice Vera Agbodje entered judgement against Chief Kenneth Gbagi and his hotel, Signatious Hotel and Suites Ltd.

In suit No. EHC/FHR/80/2020 filed by the Claimant’s lawyer, Mr. Kunle Edun, on behalf of the Claimant, Mr. Victor Ephraim had alleged that on the 17th and 18th of September, 2020, Chief Kenneth Gbagi used armed mobile policemen attached to him to forcibly stripped him naked, dumped in the booth of his car and driven from the hotel to his country home, about an hour drive.

Mr. Ephraim further alleged that, while under the unlawful custody of Chief Kenneth Gbagi, he was tortured and dehumanized alongside three other female staff of the hotel, who were also stripped naked and paraded publicly on the allegation that they failed to remit money paid by a hotel guest.

Mr. Ephraim stated also that Chief Gbagi collected their ATM cards and transfered all the money in their bank accounts to the hotel’s account.

In delivering her judgement, the High Court held that the story presented by Chief Kenneth Gbagi were false, concocted and not believable.

The Court found as a fact that Chief Kenneth Gbagi took laws into his own hands by torturing his former staff.

The Court finally awarded the sum of N1,000,000.00 against Chief Kenneth Gbagi and his hotel in favour of Mr. Victor Ephraim.

Stonix News recalls that earlier, the Delta State #EndSARS Panel had awarded N15m each in favour of Mr. Victor Ephraim and the other female former staff of Signatious Hotel for the violations of their fundamental rights by armed policemen attached to Chief Gbagi.

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