In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 26th, October, 2020

Govt Should Compensate Enterprise House owners -Lawyer, Femi Falana Says

Govt Must Compensate Business Owners -Lawyer, Femi Falana Says


Femi Falana

Femi Falana, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human -rights activist has said that enterprise homeowners whose belongings had been looted by thugs after the #EndSARS protests needs to be duly compensated by the federal government.

He made this identified on Monday in an interview with Come up TV.

Falana additionally condemned the destruction of lives and belongings by hoodlums within the tragedy of the previous few days after the Lekki shootings in Lagos State.

He said that those that misplaced family members throughout the nation to the violence that marred the #EndSARS protests should even be compensated.

The Senior Advocate of Nigeria stated, “Whereas I sympathise with those that have misplaced items, whereas I sympathise with households which have misplaced their family members, we should make a case out of what has occurred.

“I’m speaking concerning the improvement of our legal guidelines. Those that have misplaced items, those that have misplaced properties that weren’t insured, ought to put sentiments aside, don’t say as a result of the federal government in Abuja is our celebration, no, the legislation has left that stage.

“Each Nigerian is entitled to safety of his or her life and property. As soon as by means of negligence, by means of lack of correct policing, you lose your property, the federal government should pay. I’m not speaking about humanitarian help. As a matter of legislation, if anyone dies within the course of, the relations have rights to make a declare and we’ve got instances the place this has been determined by our courts.

“So, let no person in Abuja say these properties in Abuja had been destroyed by hoodlums, it’ll by no means occur once more. No; you’ve got an obligation to compensate those that have misplaced their properties, you’ve got an obligation to compensate those that have misplaced their breadwinners and potential breadwinners in order that subsequent time, the federal government should take measures to forestall this sort of unlucky incidents.”

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