Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and his lead lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, both have separate cases against the Security Operatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In the court case involving Ejiofor and the Nigerian Police, the Army, among other Security Agencies earlier involved in the invasion of the lawyer’s private residence in Anambra State, has finally reached a considerable conclusion.
At the period of the raid, it was learnt that the IPOB lawyer was burying his late elder brother, Rev Chukwukpelum Ejiofor, at Oraifite when his home was ransacked by the operatives, whose reasons to date is unclear until the court’s decision.
Yesterday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor was awarded the sum of fifty-two million naira (N52m) by a Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State, after two years of court confrontations, back and forth with the security agencies.
The court led by Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave the ruling, stating that the security operatives grossly violated the lawyer’s fundamental rights and consequently awarded the sum of N50m against the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, and other security agencies.
Another two million naira was awarded to the lawyer for court expenses in action against the Federal Government’s security personnel.
While narrating the ordeal on Friday 03, 2021, to Journalists in the state, Ejiofor hinted that Justice Delayed is not Always Justice Denied, stressing his private residence was invaded on December 2, 2019, by security agents while he was burying his elder brother.
Ejiofor recounted that the security operatives killed four persons in his compound during the invasion and burnt down all the houses within his ancestral home.