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Nigeria: Oraifite Carnage: Case Adjourned To 21st October, 2020

Oraifite Carnage: Case Adjourned To  21st October, 2020 Detailed hearing/judgement on the case instituted by Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Eji...

Oraifite Carnage: Case Adjourned To  21st October, 2020

Detailed hearing/judgement on the case instituted by Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Ejiofor, lead counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the Nigerian government and it's combined team of security operatives, could not hold after all, as earlier scheduled for Wednesday 22nd July 2020. The Presiding Judge of Federal High Court 2, Awka, the Anambra State Capital, Justice Qaudri, adjourned the hearing to Wednesday 21st  October 2020, due to other official exigencies.

It could be recalled that on the 2nd of December 2019, combined team of fully armed security operatives comprising of the Nigerian Police, Department of Security Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Army, illegitimately invaded the ancestral home of Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the IPOB lawyer. In that barbaric raid, four innocent able bodied Biafrans were killed and properties worth millions of naira, wantomly destroyed. Barrister Nnaemeka Ejiofor Esq, Barrister Chinwe Umeche Esq and Barrister Austin Ezeokeke are standing in counsel to the plaintiff/applicant, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor Esq.

The presiding Judge told the court that he would be embarking on a vacation from Monday 27th July 2020 and would not be readily disposed to dispense with the required judgment. He further stated that he has critically watched the video documents submitted to him by Barrister Nnaemeka Ejiofor as marked exhibit. He maintained that there would not be any need to watch the video in the court sitting but that there would be likely denial by the Nigerian police and that alone, would warrant displaying the video here in the court room with electronic gadgets. Justice Qaudri assured that he would use the vacation period to fashion out the next line of action, stating that he could not make any marathon judgment on the matter.

The presiding Judge however, revealed that in the submitted video, he saw that two persons were killed at Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's compound and another two persons, additionally killed at Nkwo Oraifite market road. He further said that the statements made by the two parties have not in anyway, contradicted that of the video document provided. The Judge also asked if the two persons killed at Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor's compound have been buried. In response, Barrister Nnaemeka Ejiofor standing in for the plaintiff, stated that one of the corpses was buried on Saturday 18th July 2020, while the other one would be buried on Thursday 23rd July 2020.

Justice Quadri then said that both parties would have to give him the opportunity to mediate on the judgment which would be after the vacation. The case was thereby adjourned to Wednesday 21st October 2020.

Egwuatu Chukz
Reporting for Family Writers Press International

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