A High Court in Abia State has ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum of ₦1 billion to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and issue a letter of apology to him, Top Naija reports.
Kanu had approached the Court demanding N5 billion over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017.
In a ruling on Wednesday, according to his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, the Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya stated that the Federal Government violated the IPOB leader’s fundamental rights.
The Court also recommended political solution to the agitation for the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic championed by IPOB.
Kanu’s lawyer made this known in a tweet, saying, “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu WINS as Abia High Court rules that the Federal Government violated his fundamental rights. Orders the Federal government to pay N1b to him and issue a letter of apology to him.
On June 27, 2021, Kanu was arrested in Kenya by Interpol and extradited to Nigeria where he is supposed to face trial.
Kanu’s brother claimed that he had been arrested by the Kenyan police. Kenyan High Commissioner Wilfred Machage refuted this claim, stating that Kenyan authorities had not been involved in the arrest and challenged anyone to present evidence proving otherwise. When the BBC attempted to request information from Interpol’s office in Abuja, the latter did to not answer the calls.
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