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Court ordered police, army to pay Kanu's lawyer, Ejiofor N50Million over invasion, killing in his house

 Court ordered police, army to pay Kanu's lawyer, Ejiofor N50Million over invasion, killing in his house

The judgment was passed on Thursday in favour of the lead counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as the court also asked the security agents to pay him N2 million for the cause of the action.

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AFederal High Court, Awka, Anambra State has ruled that the Nigerian security agents comprising the police, army and others involved in the invasion of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's residence in 2019 should pay N50 million as compensation for breaching his human rights. 

The judgment was given on Thursday in favour of the lead counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as the court also asked the security agents to pay him N2 million for the cause of the action. 

Ejiofor disclosed this on his verified Twitter and Facebook pages on Thursday with the title, "Justice Delayed Is Not Always Justice Denied."

On December 2, 2019, the Nigerian security joint task force invaded Ejiofor's house in Anambra State, murdered four people and razed houses in the compound. 

On Thursday, the lawyer recounted the ordeal and how justice was served in his favour. 

"Exactly two years ago, on the 2nd day of December 2019, after the funeral ceremony of my elder brother- Late Rev. Chukwukpelum Louis Ejiofor, my ancestral home in Oraifite, Anambra State, was invaded by a team of Security agents comprising the Nigerian Police, Army and others. 

"Four persons were killed in my compound, and all the houses within my ancestral home including my brothers' houses and neighbouring houses were burnt down on that fateful day.

"I instituted a suit for the enforcement of my fundamental rights grossly violated by the said Security agents.

"The Federal High Court sitting in Awka, Anambra State, today, 2nd December, 2021 delivered a well-considered judgment in my favour. 

"The Court found that the security agents grossly violated my fundamental rights and consequently awarded the sum of N50 million only in my favour against the Police, the Army and others, as compensation for the gross violation of my fundamental rights, and further awarded the sum of N2 million Naira only, as the cost of the action.

"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.

"I return all glory to the Almighty ChukwuOkike Abiama. May the spirit of the innocent souls killed in that bloody invasion continue to haunt those who killed them till the end of time. Isee!!!

"I shall not relent in my pursuit for justice for the deceased because there must be reparation on account of their unjust killing," Ejiofor said. 




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