Nnamdi Kanu's Lawyer Wins N52 Million In An Illegal Invasion Case

Nnamdi Kanu's Lawyer Wins N52 Million In An Illegal Invasion Case

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of a Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, has awarded the sum of N52 million to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, exactly two years after security operatives invaded his house during the burial of his brother in Oraifite.

As a result of the severe violation of his basic rights, Justice Dimgba ordered N50 million to the Police, Army, and other security forces as compensation for the flagrant breach of his rights.

In addition, the Court granted N2 million in costs for the ongoing suit against the Police and Army, totaling N52 million.

Ejiofor stated his house was attacked on December 2, 2019, during the funeral of his late elder brother, Rev. Chukwukpelum Louis Ejiofor, in a statement released on Friday titled: “Justice delayed is not necessarily justice denied.”

A team of security personnel from the Nigerian Police and Army descended on Ejiofor.

Four people were slain in his complex, according to him, and all of the properties within his ancestral home, including his brothers’ residences and neighboring houses, were set on fire.

In an interview with newsmen, he also elaborated on the decision.

He said, “Justice Dimgba of Court No 2, Federal High Court Awka Judicial Division awarded me the sum of N50 million against the Police and Army and N2 million as cost for the action still against the Police and Army, cumulatively N52 million.

“I instituted a suit for the enforcement of my fundamental rights grossly violated by the said Security agents. The Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State on Thursday, December 2 2021 delivered a well-considered judgment in my favour.

“The judgment may have been delayed, but the fact that the Court found that my rights were grossly infringed upon and condemnable, will go a long way to assuage the pains and trauma. I have been passing through over the past two years, on account of that terrible and heart-wrenching experience.”

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