Ifeanyi Ejiofor, one of the lawyers of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has filed a suit at the Federal High Court in Awka, Anambra State against the police for invading his residence in Oraifite and allegedly killing four occupants.
Mr Ejiofor’s residence was invaded by the police on December 2 resulting in a clash with IPOB members.
The police subsequently declared Ejiofor wanted after two policemen died in the clash.
Police said they were in the house to investigate a reported case of abduction and to arrest suspects when they were attacked.
Among other things, Ejiofor wants the court to compel the police to pay him N2 billion as compensation and damages for the burning of his house and shooting of his aged mother.
Ejiofor also prays the court to declare the invasion of his house and subsequent shootings and killing of unarmed civilians as barbaric, wicked, illegal, oppressive and a gross violation of his rights to life, dignity of human person, personal liberty, fair hearing and right to private and family life as guaranteed by the 1999 Constitution.
The lawyer seeks a court declaration that the setting ablaze of all buildings and properties in his Oraifite ancestral home in Ekwusigo Local Government of Anambra State by the police is illegal, barbaric, oppressive, unlawful and amounted to a gross violation of his rights to property as guaranteed by the constitution.
Ejiofor also wants the court to declare that the December 3 public notice by the police declaring him as a wanted person without being given an opportunity to respond to any allegation against him, is illegal, unconstitutional, unreasonable, null and void as the action violates his right to a fair hearing as guaranteed by law.
The court is yet to fix a date for trial.