Buhari’s government sued for killing a 14-year-old girl during Yoruba Nation rally

Nigerian Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, has been dragged to the ECOWAS court by a civil society named Love Foundation, for the murder of a 14-year-old teenager named Jumoke.

Jumoke was allegedly killed by a stray bullet fired by the security operatives during the Yoruba Nation protest at Ojota, Lagos State.

The suit by a human rights lawyer, Chief Patrick Eholor, challenged the legality of Buhari’s ban of all peaceful protests through the police, the DSS, and other security agencies in Nigeria.

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It also seeks the court to award $1billion damages against the government entities to be paid to late Jumoke’s parents.

The suit reads,

“That due to the threats by policemen of Lagos State, a young girl was killed by the policemen by live bullets in their quest to clamp down on protesters during the Yoruba Nation rally on July 3 in the Ojota area of the state.

“An order directing the defendant and its agents and the Lagos State of Nigeria to provide effective remedies and reparation of $1billion to the family of the deceased including adequate compensation, restitution, satisfaction or guarantees of non-repetition that the Honourable Court may deem fit to grant to human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, journalists and other online and off-line media practitioners that have been harassed, intimidated, unlawfully arrested, detained, and unfairly prosecuted by the defendant because of lawful protest through the criminalization of same by the Nigerian government.”

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