Nnamdi Kanu Wins As Court Awards IPOB Leader N500m Damages, Gives Fresh Order to FG

Nnamdi Kanu Wins As Court Awards IPOB Leader N500m Damages, Gives Fresh Order to FG

  • Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been awarded N500m damages against the federal government for his human rights violation
  • The court also ordered the federal government must return the embattled secessionist to the status quo, that is, return him to Kenya, where he was arrested
  • Justice Evelyn Ayandike of the federal high court sitting in Umuahia, Abia state capital, delivered the judgment on Wednesday

A federal high court in Umuahia, Abia state capital, has told the federal government to pay N500 million for damage to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The court also ordered the government to return the embattled secessionist to Kenya, BBC News Pidgin reported.

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Court orders FG to return Nnamdi Kanu to status quo Photo Credit: Original

The judgement was delivered on Wednesday, October 26, on the suit on the extra-judicial rendition that IPOB had brought before Justice Evelyn Ayandike of the high court.

Evelyn Ayandike had set the date to deliver her ruling after receiving the case file on October 4.

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Why court slam N500m damages against FG over Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu’s lawyers have filed the suit before the court over what they described as an 'infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu”, which they described as a violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights.

Kanu sought that the court should give him an injunction restraining and prohibiting the respondents from taking further action in criminal action against him.

He also requested that the respondent pay the sum of N25 million to him as damages.

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In a statement, Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, said the incident in Kenya was a clear violation of the IPOB leader’s fundamental rights under article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, as well as Chapter IV of the Nigerian constitution.

Ejimakor added that the court should redress the many violations that come with the rendition, such as the torture, unlawful detention and the denial of the right to a fair hearing.

They also sought the court to stop Kanu’s prosecution and restore him to the status quo before his rendition on June 19, 2021.

Nnamdi Kanu: 4 most powerful controversies about now discharged IPOB leader

Legit.ng earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed IPOB, has been freed by the appeal court sitting in Abuja after his second arrest and detainment in 2017.

The IPOB leader's release has escalated jubilations in some parts of the southeast, particularly in Imo state, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks of fresh air at last.

However, Kanu made some controversial statements before his arrests, which included death threats to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Pastor Kumuyi, among others.

Source: Legit.ng

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