A coalition of Nigerian legal experts have filed a class action suit against China over the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic effect on Nigerians.
They are demanding $200 billion as damages for the “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal daily existence of people in Nigeria.”
Lead counsel, Prof. Epiphany Azinge (SAN), a current member of the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal London, representing Nigeria and Africa, said they had concluded pleadings for the class action against the Chinese government.
According to him: “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.”