The granted leave to the ‘Men Against Rape Foundation’ (MARF) to commence legal process to compel the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and members of the House of Representatives to comply with its own resolution .
The Executive Director of the group, Lemmy Ughegbe, while stating reasons why why the foundation dragged the lawmakers to court said the case was to set a legal precedence in Nigerian that will make the lawmakers accountable to the people.
In the substantive case before the court, Keren-Happuch’s mother is the second Plaintiff, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the House of Representatives are the 1st and 2nd defendant respectively.
The plaintiffs sought an Order of mandamus compelling the respondents to give effect to their resolution of the 7th day of December, 2021, by conducting investigative public hearing on the death or the immediate and remote cause of death of Miss Keren-Happuch Akpagher who died on the 22nd day of June, 2021, at the Queens Hospital, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.
They also sought an order of mandamus compelling the respondents to carry out their constitutional role of investigative public hearing into the death or the immediate and remote cause of death of Miss Keren Happuch Akpagher, a boarding student of Premiere Academy, Lugbe, Abuja, who died at the Queens Hospital, Wuse Zone 4, Abuja, on the 22nd day of June, 2021 following medical complications caused by condom left inside her by a killer-rapists.
The condom was said to have infected her with sepsis and spiked her blood sugar, which led to her death.