Nigerian Lawyers have sued China for a sum of $200Billion damages due to the effects of COVID-19 that emanated from their country.
Lead counsel Prof. Epiphany Azinge (SAN), a current member of the Commonwealth Arbitral Tribunal in London, representing Nigeria and Africa, told the press:
“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
Legal experts will be claiming damages to the tune of 200billion dollars the Chinese Government will serve through its Embassy in Nigeria.”
He explained that the COVID-19 has caused loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of normal daily existence of people in Nigeria and others living elsewhere.
He may win the case for his country.
As of Wednesday afternoon, April 15, there have been 2,006,513
cases of the disease and 128,886 deaths around the world, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University. And also there have been 501,758 recoveries.
The United States has the largest outbreak in the world with more than 600,000 confirmed cases and nearly 30,000 deaths.