Court docket awards N200m judgment in opposition to Nigerian Military for killing Imo businessman

Justice Maureen Onyetenu of the Federal Excessive Court docket in Owerri, Imo State, on Thursday, awarded a N200m courtroom judgment in opposition to the Nigerian Military for killing a businessman, Noel Chigbu.

Delivering the judgment, the jurist agreed with the applicant’s request that the Nigerian troopers have been responsible for the killing of the businessman at Amakaohia flyover in Owerri on April 30, 2021.

Though counsel for the applicant, Brigadier Gen. G.O. Anyalebechi (retd.), demanded N1bn in compensation for the killing of the businessman, the courtroom settled for N200m.

Briefing our correspondent after the judgment, Anyalebechi stated that he was glad with the courtroom verdict.

The counsel stated, “I’m glad with the judgment. Although we requested for N1bn, the courtroom awarded N200m. The courtroom discovered the Commander of the 34 artillery Brigade Command, Nigerian Military Obinze, and the Chief of Military Workers, liable.

“However the governor of Imo State and the Chief of Defence Workers weren’t discovered liable. That is so as a result of, despite the fact that the governor of Imo State invited the navy to Imo State, he was not the commanding officers of the troopers who killed Noel Chigbu. The Chief of Defence Workers just isn’t additionally the commanding officers of the troopers who killed the businessman.

“In navy jurisprudence, the Chief of Military Workers and the commander of 34 artillery Brigade Command Obinze are the commanding officers of the officers who killed Noel Chigbu. They’re responsible for what their subordinates did.

“As a substitute of the Chief of Military Workers and the commander of the 34 artillery Brigade command Obinze to punish the erring officers, they endorsed their actions. I’m glad with the judgment however I’m prepared to fulfill them on the greater courtroom if they need us to clean our soiled garments within the public.”

The applicant and elder brother to the deceased, Tobechi Chigbu, stated that although no amount of cash may equate the lifetime of their brother, the judgment was a reduction to his household.

The deceased eldest brother and spokesperson for the household, Tobechi Chigbu, had knowledgeable journalists that some troopers shot lifeless his brother on the day he took supply of his new Toyota Camry automobile and was driving residence on the shut of labor.

The distraught Tobechi stated Noel was killed after dropping off his pal and heading residence at Amakaohia in Owerri.

He had stated that the Deputy Commissioner of Police answerable for operations within the state informed the household that the troopers stated they shot his brother lifeless as a result of he violated their checkpoint rule.

Tobechi had stated, “Noel was one in every of my youthful brothers. He would have been 39 on Might 18, 2021, sadly, he was shot lifeless on the day he took supply of his new automobile. His corpse was dumped on the Federal Medical Centre in Owerri by the troopers who killed him.”

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