Armed policemen took strategic positions within the premises of the British Embassy in Abuja as protesters under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Group on Monday demonstrated against the $9.6 billion judgment debt against Nigeria by a British court.
Sources say the protesters who were asking for the reversal of the judgment, carried placards and banners under the rain while chanting anti-government songs.
Some of the inscriptions on the banners read: ‘$9.6bn Judgement Is a Big Fraud; 200 Million Nigerians Are Against $9.6bn UK judgment; Nigeria First, Always Always; Nigeria and Britain Are Friends Not Enemy.
The protesters called on the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, to help President Muhammadu Buhari to fight corruption.
The group also called on the anti-graft agencies for the arrest and prosecution of those behind the deals.
Recall that a British Court on August 16, awarded the judgment authorizing a firm, Process and Industrial Developments Ltd. (P&ID) to seize Nigerian assets anywhere in the world to the value of $9.6 billion for contract default.