Indigenous People of Biafra’s lawyer sues Nigerian Police

Peter Bahago, Abuja 


Counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOP, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has sued the Nigerian Police over an alleged invasion of his house and killing four occupants.

Mr. Ejiofor in the suit  is asking the Federal High court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria to cause the respondent to pay him 2 billion naira as  compensation and damages for the burning of his house and shooting his aged mother by the Nigerian Police at his home town, Oraifite, Anambara state in South east Nigeria on December 2, 2019.

Defendants in the suit are Nigeria’s Inspector General of Police, Commissioner of police, Area Commander, Divisional Police Officer, DPO in Anambara state.

Other defendants in the suit are the Nigerian Army, Chief of Army staff, Nigerian Govt and the AGF.

He further applied an order of the court stopping the respondents from threatening him with arrest and torture and to cause them to retract the public notice earlier made declaring him wanted and to tender apology to him in five major national dailies.

No date has yet been fixed for hearing of the case.