A group of Nigerian lawyers have sued the Chinese government for $200bn over damages caused by the coronavirus.
According to the suit, the pandemic has caused untold damages to Nigeria in both human lives and economic damage and thus they deserve to be compensated for it by the Chinese government who unleashed the virus.
The suit is led by one Professor Epiphany Azinge (SAN) through his firm Azinge and Azinge.
The lawyers are seeking the damages for “loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal, daily existence of people in Nigeria,”
“The legal experts will be claiming damages to the tune of $200 billion and the Chinese government will be served through its Embassy in Nigeria,” Azinge said.
The suit has two phases – a case to be brought in Federal Court in Nigeria coupled with lobbying efforts to persuade the Nigerian government to bring a suit against the Chinese government at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.