From Kayode Lawal Abuja.
A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday awarded the sum of N10.6 million damages against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for unlawfully blocking the highway in front of its Corporate Headquarters in Abuja which led to a ghastly motor accident.
The amount was awarded in favour of a veteran journalist, His Royal Highness, Eze Geo Anika, Umunnawuike II of Atta Kingdom whose Peugeot 406 with registration number DP 41 EKY was damaged beyond repairs in 2012 as a result of the unlawful blockage.
Delivering judgment in a suit instituted against the NNPC, Justice Babatunde Quadiri agreed with the plaintiff that the NNPC was negligent in blocking the highway without road signs as required by law.
The Judge held that the evidence of the wit...
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