Nigerian Army To Face N1bn Lawsuit Over Shooting Of Student.
Tope Akinyode, a human right lawyer and activist, is prepared to drag the Nigerian Army to court over shooting of a polytechnic student.
The student named Emmanuel Madubuezi, was reportedly shot by Nigerian army personnel in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.
Madubuezi was on the September 14th 2017 hit by stray bullets from Nigerian Army operatives while in a commercial tricycle on his way to school.
The bullet pierced through his body and hit an elderly woman sitting next to him, who was thrown out of the tricycle by the impact of the bullet.
Although, the victim did not die, but he was amputated as a result of the accident.
SaharaReporters reported that the Nigerian Army did not foot the medical treatment of Madubuezi or offer compensation of any kind.
“When the victim wrote the Nigerian Army to demand N150m as compensation, the army authorities vowed not to pay him any money.” SaharaReporters reported.
Akinyode, who is the National President of Revolutionary Lawyers’ Forum, said Madubuezi and his mother have contacted him to take up the case.
He said, “We’ll ask the court to compel the Nigerian Army to pay N1bn compensation. Assuring that the lawsuit will be filled against the military force this week.
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