- Nnamdi Kani, the embattled leader of the proscribed IPOB, has dragged the federal government to a federal high court in Abuja
- The long-detained secessionist is asking the court to slam N100bn on the government for refusing to obey multiple court orders
- Mike Ozekhome, the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, said in a statement that Kanu is also asking the court to order his immediate release
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FCT, Abuja - Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has initiated a fundamental human right action before a federal high court in Abuja.
The secessionist is demanding N100 billion as reparation for the federal government's gross violation of his right to liberty and dignity of the human person, Channels Television reported.
This was contained in a statement signed by his legal team lead, Mike Ozekhome, who maintained that the IPOB leader is also seeking his immediate release from the "unlawful facility" of the department of state service (DSS).
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The statement added that the action was predicated on the decision of the federal government not to implement or carry out the order or judgment of the court of appeal.
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Ezekhome was referring to the appeal court judgment that was delivered on Thursday, October 13, which discharged Kanu as the "frivolous" charge brought against him.
The court also prohibited the federal government from continuing to detain him and subjecting him to further trial or prosecution by any court in the country.
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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.