The Applicant instituted this matter in the High Court for declarations that the arbitrary acts of accosting, slapping and the unlawful search, arrest and assault of the applicant by the Respondent (DPC) of Wandegeya and other police officers on orders given by the Respondent infringed on the applicant’s rights protected by Articles 24, 27, 40(2), and 44(a) of the Constitution. The parties agreed and a consent judgment was given to the effect that the respondent was to give an official apology and pay nominal damages to the applicant. CEPIL has since then used this case as an instrument of advocacy with state institutions such as the Police in the promotion of the freedom of expression.