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Court Awards N30M Against PDP Chairman’s Wife For Locking Up Aide In Dog Cage

A High Court in Abuja has awarded N30 million against Marianne Ahmadu Ali, wife of a former National Chairman  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmadu Ali, for locking up her personal assistant, Deborah Longs Nanpon, in a filthy dog’s cage for three days.

Justice Akanbi Yusuf held that Deborah was unlawfully detained by the politician’s wife in a dehumanising condition.

Besides the monetary compensation  of N30 million, the court further ordered Marianne to tender a public apology to her personal assistant in a national newspaper.

The case was supported by the Human Rights Radio and Television, Abuja with the services of lawyers from the International Federation  of Women Lawyers (FIDA).

The bizarre story broke out sometime in April 2022, about how Marianne Ahmadu Ali, wife of a former National Chairman of the PDP, Ahmadu Ali dehumanised her personal assistant.

Mrs Ali had her personal assistant beaten and locked up in a dog’s cage for three days without food or water. She was constrained to defecate and urinate on herself in that cage.

However, the matter got to Ordinary Ahmed Isah of the popular reality radio programme, Brekete Family, which is broadcast daily from Abuja on Human Rights Radio and Television.

Ordinary Ahmed Isah then requested the attention of FIDA and it immediately swung into action and sought the enforcement of the victim’s fundamental human rights as NAPTIP was not keen on prosecuting Mrs. Ali under the Violence Against Persons (Prohibition) Act, 2015 (VAPP Act).

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Responding to the judgment of the court, FIDA expressed gratitude to the court for doing justice to the case.

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