A group of Nigerian lawyers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the CCP virus pandemic.
According to a report titled “Nigerian lawyers drag China to court over COVID-19, demands $200b damages” by the Nigerian media Daily Post on April 26, 2020, “the lawyers are demanding $200 billion as damages for the ‘loss of lives, economic strangulation, trauma, hardship, social disorientation, mental torture and disruption of the normal daily existence of people in Nigeria.’”
Professor Epiphany Azinge and his law firm Azinge and Azinge are leading the lawsuit.
Azinge is a member of the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal and former director-general of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.
Azinge said in a statement, “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 the Federal Republic of Nigeria to institute a state action against the People’s Republic of China at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.
“The legal experts will be claiming damages to the tune of 200 billion dollars, the Chinese Government will be served through its Embassy in Nigeria.”
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, Nigeria has had 1,532 confirmed cases of the CCP virus as of April 28.
As most countries are suffering increasing death tolls and devastating economic losses due to the pandemic, more and more of them are seeking compensation from the CCP, for its deliberate cover-up and mismanagement of the outbreak.
In the U.S., in addition to seven class-action lawsuits filed by private citizens, attorney generals in Missouri and Mississippi have filed lawsuits against the CCP for its cover-up.
An Egyptian lawyer has pressed a $10 trillion charge against Chinese President Xi Jinping, for damages caused in Egypt by the coronavirus.