BREAKING: Nigerian High Court Awards N155 Million In Damages To Aide Of IPOB Lawyer, Ejiofor, Killed, Burnt By Police, Others

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka has awarded N155 million in damages to the family of the late Samuel Uzo Okoro, Personal Assistant to Ifeanyi Ejiofor, lead counsel for the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). 

Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa delivered the judgement on Thursday in the Anambra State capital, Southeast Nigeria.

The judgment followed a fundamental rights suit filed on behalf of the late Okoro, popularly known as Biggy while alive.

Okoro who was a Personal Assistant to Ejiofor was murdered by security operatives including the police; Nigeria’s secret police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and soldiers.

The incident occurred during a raid on Ejiofor’s home in Oraifite, Anambra State in June 2021.

Okoro’s remains were also burnt by the operatives.

Delivering judgment on Ejiofor’s suit on Thursday, Justice Nganjiwa held that the Nigeria Police, the DSS and the Nigerian Army are liable for Okoro’s death during their bloody invasion.

Granting all reliefs sought by Ejiofor, the judge awarded compensatory and exemplary damages of N155 million to the family of the late Okoro.

Sahara Reporters