Nigerians demand $200bn compensation, after drag China to court over COVID-19 pandemic.
Twenty-five Nigerians have filed a lawsuit against the Peoples Republic of China before the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court
The Peoples Republic of China where sued over the spread of the novel Coronavirus and the Nigerians are demanding a $200 billion compensation over the effects of the pandemic .
Professor Epiphany Azinge (SAN), a team of 11 Senior Advocates of Nigeria ((SANs) and other lawyers led by filed the lawsuit.
negligence, nuisance, and breach of environmental and humanitarian rights of the Chinese government started COVID-19 pandemic say the lawyers.
Peoples’ Republic of China, Communist Party of China,Wuhan Institute of Virology and Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Minister of Justice China, Minister in charge of the National Health Commission,National Health Commission of the People’s Republic of China, where listed as the defendant in the suit
The claimant in the class action instituted for themselves and other Nigerians affected by the COVID-19 pandemic include; Kingsley Obioha, Shehu Mohammed Bello, Goodrand Nigeria Limited, Chief Ekene Ebuzeme, Prince Akin Oladipo, Sir Mark Olajide, Mr. Tanko Beji, Chief Victor Nwosa, Chidi Onwuemere, Pasaya Travel and Tours Limited, Trips Shop Limited, Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, Carolyn Asoanya, Jerry Azinge, His Royal Majesty Williams Ezugwu, Ogugua Ogosi. Others are Ayobami Bakare, Olusegun Nelson, Oshineye Adebowole, Adeolu Odusesan, Yinka Omotosho, Mojeed Adelakun, Ajetoke Oyekan, Abdulhakeem Adeleke and Ademola Toromade.
According to the , Kingsley Obioha, a young lawyer who represents the class of legal practitioners in the country
The legal practitioners in the country on account of the pandemic have been unable to conduct legal business and make appearances in court.
“The class due to the impasse and the attendant restrictions continues to incur heavy financial losses”