COVID-19:Nigerian SAN’s sue China over $200b loss
A coalition of lawyers led by Prof Epiphany Azinge (SAN) has sued the Peoples Republic of China over the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians.
They are demanding $200 billion for the “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal daily existence of people in Nigeria.”
Prof. Azinge, whose firm, Azinge and Azinge is championing the action, said: “The team of legal experts plan a two-phase line of action: first is with the Federal High Court of Nigeria and secondly, to persuade the Federal Government to institute a state action against the Peoples Republic of China at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
“The Chinese government will be served through its Embassy in Nigeria.”