Leah Sharibu’s Mom Sues Nigerian Govt, Demands N500m
The mother of Leah Sharibu, the only abducted Dapchi schoolgirl still in the captivity of Boko Haram insurgents, Rebecca Sharibu, has filed a suit of N500 million against the Nigerian government over what she termed dereliction of their statutory duties in securing her daughter’s release.
The suit was filed specifically against the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
In the suit filed at the federal high court in Lagos, Rebecca sought N500 damages over the government’s “dereliction of duties”.
The suit was jointly filed with Daniel David Kadzai and Lift-Up-Now Incorporation, a US-based organisation.
A copy of the suit dated September 19, 2018, with no FCH/L/cs/1528/18, was made available to journalists on Tuesday.
Among the prayers the plaintiff sought from the court is an order “directing and mandating the defendants to secure the immediate and unconditional release of the plaintiff from the custody of her captors forthwith”.
The plaintiff is also seeking “an order compelling the defendants to employ every means in securing the plaintiff from the custody of her captors; an order compelling the defendants to pay the plaintiff the sum of N500 million being compensation for the indignities and human deprivations suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the defendants’ dereliction of statutory duties in securing her release from her captors since the month of February, 2018 till date of this action”.