Mother of George Nkencho takes legal action over son’s death

Blessing Nkencho issues proceedings against Garda Commissioner, Attorney General and Minister for Justice

George Nkencho’s mother Blessing Nkencho during the Coroners Court inquest into the death of her son. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins Photos

The mother of a man shot dead by armed gardaí following a stand-off at his home in west Dublin just over two years ago has taken a personal injury action against the Garda Commissioner, the Attorney General and the Minister for Justice in connection with his death.

Harringtons LLP confirmed to The Irish Times that it has issued proceedings with the High Court on behalf of Blessing Nkencho, the mother of George Nkencho (27) who was fatally wounded by members of the Garda Armed Support Unit outside his family home at Manorfields Drive, Clonee, Co Dublin on December 30th 2020.

Actions by Gloria Nkencho and her brothers Emmanuel and Victor were lodged with the High Court last summer while the man’s sister Grateful lodged similar proceedings last month.

Actions have also been lodged by five other witnesses to the incident in which Mr Nkencho died with more likely in the months ahead.

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