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Environmental degradation: Host community slams N100m suit on UNN

The individuals of Ajuona Obukpa Autonomous Neighborhood, in Nsukka Native Authorities Space of Enugu State have dragged the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, to courtroom looking for N100m damages over alleged degradation of their atmosphere.

DAILY POST stories that within the swimsuit No N/86/2020, earlier than an Enugu State Excessive Court docket sitting in Nsukka, the group can also be looking for a perpetual injunction restraining the College from persevering with the development of an 11,900-room hostel.

The swimsuit filed by Hon. Nnaemeka Aleke for himself and on behalf of the Ajuona Obukpa Autonomous Neighborhood has the College of Nigeria, Nsukka and Viagem Property and Funding Restricted as defendants.

In an announcement of declare filed on behalf of the plaintiffs by their lawyer, Barr. C.I. Odo, they claimed that “the continued hostel building venture being carried out by the UNN had created erosion menace within the homes and properties of Ajuona Obukpa Neighborhood destroying their homes, roads, lands and changing into a sourceof mosquito infestation and bites that has now given room to malaria as a typical illness in the neighborhood.

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“The plaintiff avers that the roads main into and out of Ajuona Obukpa Neighborhood are devastated.

“The plaintiff states that he and his group have suffered unquantifiable harm to their properties and have equally suffered distressing damages typically and the atmosphere regularly changing into uninhabitable as a result of building actions of the first defendant, which is changing into worse by the current building by the 2nd defendant for the first defendant.”

They sought an order of the Court docket “directing the first and 2nd defendants to cease forthwith the constructing of the 11,900-room hostel capability till they management the erosion from its premises devastating lives and properties within the Ajuona Obukpa Autonomous Neighborhood being its host.

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“An interlocutory injunction restraining the defendants, notably the 2nd defendant forthwith, from the development of the 11,900 rooms hostel capability being constructed within the premises of the first defendant or some other building work within the College pending the listening to and willpower of the substantive swimsuit.

“An order of the courtroom awarding damages of N100,000,000.00 (100 million naira) solely, in opposition to the defendants collectively and severally in favour of the plaintiff and his group for the accidents they’ve suffered over time because of the nuisance created by them.”

The case has been fastened for April 13 for listening to of the movement for injunction in addition to the substantive swimsuit.

Environmental degradation: Host group slams N100m swimsuit on UNN

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