A coalition of Nigerian law practitioners have filed a class action suit against the Peoples Republic of China over the adverse effect of the Coronavirus pandemic effect on Nigerians.
The coronavirus pandemic has put the world at a standstill with nations enforcing lockdown so as to minimise the spread of the deadly disease.
Nigeria has been on lockdown since March 30 and this is affecting the economical and social lifestyle of citizen.
Some Nigerian legal experts have taken it upon themselves to sue China for allowing the spread of the deadly disease and they are demanding $200 billion as damages for the “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of normal daily existence of people in Nigeria.”
A statement by the lead counsel, Prof. Epiphany Azinge (SAN), who is a former Director-General of the Nigeria Institute of Legal Studies (NIALS) and a current member of the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal London, said they had concluded pleadings for the class action against the Chinese government.
“The team of legal experts planned a two phase line of action-: first is with the federal high court of Nigeria and secondly to persuade the government of Federal Republic of Nigeria to institute a state action against the Peoples Republic of China at the International Court of Justice at the Hague
“The legal experts will be claiming damages to the tune of 200billion dollars the Chinese Government will be served through its Embassy in Nigeria.”