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Leah Sharibu’s Mother Sues FG And Police, Demands N500m Compensation Over Daughter’s Kidnap

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Rebecca Sharibu Files Suit Against The Federal Government, Police Over Daughter’s Prolonged Captivity

Mrs Rebecca Sharibu, mother of the Boko Haram  kidnapped Leah Sharibu , has filed an action at the Federal High Court in Lagos, claiming N500m damages.

Naija News reported how Leah Sharibu was abducted alongside other students of Government Girls’ Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State, but was not released by Boko Haram terrorists on account of her Christian faith when other girls were released.

The embattled woman in the suit jointly filed with Daniel David Kadzai and a United States-based Lift-Up-Now Incorporation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, demanded N500m as a compensation for the indignities and human deprivations suffered by Leah since her abduction in February 2018.

A copy of the court processes was made available to journalists on Tuesday in Jos, Plateau State capital.

Also joined in the suit dated September 19, 2018, with no FCH/L/cs/1528/18, were the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).

The defendants were joined over their failure to ensure the release of Leah and for failing in their statutory responsibilities.

Among the reliefs sought by the plaintiffs is an order of the court to direct and mandate the defendants to secure the immediate and unconditional release of Leah from the custody of her captors.

The plaintiffs also prayed the court for an order compelling the defendants to employ every means in rescuing Leah who has been in Boko haram’s captivity for seven months now.


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