On September 14, 2017, while on his way back from school, a student, by the name, Emmanuel Madubuezi, was hit by a stray bullet.
His leg was subsequently amputated, thereby putting him and his family through alot of hardship.
On Tuesday, Emmanuel Madubuezi’s lawyer, Mr. Tope Akinyode, told newsmen that his victim would be suing the Nigerian Army for a sum of N1bn.
“As they have both instructed, we’ll ask the court to compel the Nigerian Army to pay N1bn compensation. The lawsuit will be filed this week.”
On that fateful day in 2017, the victim was hit on his hand and leg, while aboard a ‘Keke’, with the leg bullet piercing through to hit the elderly woman that was next to him.
The victim, who immediately fainted couldn’t be treated in three different hospitals until his leg was later amputated at the Holy Trinity Hospital, Port Harcourt on September 25, 2017.
Sources said the Nigerian Army did not foot the medical treatment of Madubuezi and didn’t offer him any form of compensation and never sought to assist him in any way despite the excruciating agony and eternal damage they have done on the man, Akinyode said.
Later, the Emmanuel wrote the Nigerian Army to demand N150m compensation, however, the authorities of the army vowed not to give him a dime.
The army authorities however, admitted that the victim was indeed shot by its operatives and that the conduct was “highly unprofessional,” but insisted that the soldiers acted on their own and, therefore, the organisation could not bear the liability.