Police compensate man with N47.4m after they wrongfully arrested him

Police compensate man with N47.4m after they wrongfully arrested him

- The Scottish police have compensated Garry Webb with £100,000 (N47,442,912.50) for wrongfully arresting and detaining him

- The 60-year-old man said that he was arrested despite the fact that he showed proof that he was a different person

- According to the police, they would be giving Gaby an unreserved apology for the horror he has had to face

Garry Webb has been compensated with £100,000 or GHc728,058.20 by the police for how he was mistakenly arrested and sent to prison.

According to Metro, he spent nights in the police cell in 2015 when the Scottish police mistook him for the suspect that he was not.

Garry said that the issue was not a case of mistaken identity as the police had all the shreds of evidence that proved he was not the person they were looking for.

He added that they were only trying to cover their mess up. The 60-year-old man said that he was arrested in the presence of his wife against outrageous charges.

A collage of a random Scottish police picture with Gary Webb. Photos source: Getty Images and Metro

A collage of a random Scottish police picture with Gary Webb. Photos source: Getty Images and Metro
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Garry said that it was really “insane” when nobody believed he was who he said he was, adding that he said that he went through experiences he should not have faced.

This horrible situation happened despite the fact that the police saw his passport and driver’s license and saw he was markedly different from the person they were looking for.

Though five police officers were arrested for misconduct, they were later discharged without facing any persecution.

Alan Speirs, the assistant chief constable, said they acknowledged how they wronged Garry, saying they would like to offer him an apology after at the end of all legal proceedings.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that George Condash overcame a very tempting situation when he saw a box containing $27,000 (N9,760,500) very close to an ATM at a Michigan credit union on Tuesday, January 22.

He did the unexpected, drove to the Westland Federal Credit Union and returned the money, an act not many would do.

In an interview with the media, George said when he placed the money on the counter, the staff members of the financial institution were dumbstruck.

In other news, a Nigerian lady on Twitter who goes by the name Amarachi Osuji narrated a moving story of how she dumped medicine for engineering.

Making the academic change did not come easily as she dithered for three years before she gathered the strength for the pivotal step.

The need to switch to engineering started after her first semester in Hungary. She pushed on for 5 semesters. By that time, the scholarship she was on was dealt a blow by government negligence.

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