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Nnamdi Kanu's Lawyer Gets N52 Million Compensation For Illegal Home Invasion By Police, Army

Lead Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, whose house was invaded by security operatives during his brother's funeral in Oraifite on December 2, 2021, has been awarded the sum of N52 million as compensation by a Federal High Court Sitting in Akwa, Anambra State.

According to the trial Judge, Justice Dimgba, the security agents grossly violated Ejiofor's fundamental rights and consequently awarded the N50 million against the Police, Nigerian Army, and other security agencies, as compensation for the gross violation of his rights. In addition, the court awarded the sum of N2 million as the cost for the action.

In a statement titled: “Justice delayed is not always justice denied" issued on Friday by Ejiofor, he said his house was invaded exactly two years ago by a team of security agents comprising of the Nigerian Police and Army, during the burial of his late elder brother, Reverend Chukwukpelum Louis Ejiofor.

According to Kanu's lead Counsel, four persons were killed in his compound, and all the houses within his ancestral home including his brothers’ houses and neighbouring houses were burnt down.

Speaking with PUNCH, Ejiofor 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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