A Federal Excessive Court docket sitting in Awka, Anambra State has declared the invasion of the residence of Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lawyer to the detained chief of Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by the Nigerian Military, the Division of State Providers (DSS), and the Nigerian police as unlawful and unconstitutional.
The courtroom additionally awarded the sum of N100million aggravated damages towards the safety businesses concerned within the invasion.
Recall that 4 individuals together with two members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra and two policemen had been killed in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Native Authorities Space, Anambra State, after a mixed crew of troopers and policemen invaded the house of Ejiofor.
The presiding choose, Justice H. A. Nganjiwa, whereas delivering his judgment in a basic rights enforcement swimsuit marked, FHC/AWK/CS/56/2021, declared that the brutal invasion of the ancestral residence of the lawyer on June 6, 2021, was oppressive, unlawful and a gross violation of his rights to life, dignity of human particular person, honest listening to, proper to non-public and household life.
The courtroom additionally ordered the Nigerian Military, the DSS, the Nigerian police, the Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and others to pay the sum of N100million as compensation to the lawyer.
The courtroom additionally declared as unlawful and illegal, the taking away and subsequent burning of Ejiofor’s Toyota Automobile with Registration No. YAB 60 CB along with the useless physique of Mr. Samuel Okoro, and different important paperwork and valuables seized from the lawyer’s home by the safety
Nganjiwa additional made an order restraining the the Nigerian authorities and safety brokers from additional harassing, threatening or taking additional steps in an try and terminate the lifetime of the applicant.
The courtroom additionally directed the Inspector-Common of police, the Chief of Military Employees, and the Director Common of the Division of State Providers (DSS) to right away establish their personnel concerned within the grotesque act and to sanction them consistent with the extant legal guidelines.
The defendants within the case embrace; the Nigeria Police Power, the Inspector-Common of Police, the Division of State Service, the Nigerian Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigerian Military, the Chief of Amy Employees.