Nnamdi Kanu Wins Again As Court Orders FG To Pay Him N500m Damages
By Our Reporter
The Federal High Court today granted all the seven prayers the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, brought before it against the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The Court ruled that Kanu’s extraordinary rendition from Kenya by the Federal Government of Nigeria was a gross “violation of his fundamental rights.”
The Court therefore ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay the IPOB leader N500million compensation as damages, restore Kanu to his State of being as of 19th June, 2021 and to halt his prosecution.
Explaining the implication of the ruling soon after the court’s sitting in Umuahia, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, said restoring Kanu to his State of being as of 19th June, 2021 could mean either returning him to Kenya from where he was abducted or to the United Kingdom, his second State of citizenship.
It would be recalled that the Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, has recently ruled that Kanu’s continuous detention by Nigerian Government is illegal.