Emerging report indicates that 25 Nigerians have dragged China to court, and are seeking a whopping $200 billion, in compensation, over the outbreak and spread of the coronavirus,
The coronavirus outbreak reportedly began in Wuhan City of China, in the latter part of 2019, with the total infections globally, now peaking at 11,748,985, within 9 months.
Over 200 countries and territories of the world have been affected, leaving the global communities in panic, and global economic crisis with Nigeria standing closely behind South Africa and Egypt, in Africa’s epidemic figure.
In a suit filed through their Lawyers, the Claimants said that they are suing China, over intrigues played out in the outbreak of Covid-19.
Piqued by the crisis, the Claimants in a suit filed on Monday, July 6, before the Abuja Federal High Court, claimed that China is culpability in the spread of the coronavirus.
The Nigerian Claimants, represented by 11 Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, led by Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, are suing the Defendants, the Chinese government, others, for negligence, nuisance, and breach of environmental and humanitarian rights.
According to reports, the Defendants are: Peoples Republic of China, Communist Party of China, Minister of Justice China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan Institute of Virology and Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Minister in charge of the National Health Commission, National Health Commission of the Peoples Republic of China.
The Claimants are Kingsley Obioha, Shehu Mohammed Bello, Goodrand Nigeria Limited, Chief Ekene Ebuzeme, Prince Akin Oladipo, Sir Mark Olajide, Mr. Tanko Beji, Chief Victor Nwosa, Chidi Onwuemere, Pasaya Travel and Tours Limited, Trips Shop Limited, Mrs. Susan Akporiaye, Carolyn Asoanya, Jerry Azinge, His Royal Majesty Williams Ezugwu, Ogugua Ogos and others.