Judiciary

BREAKING: Court Declares Kanu’s Arrest Illegal, Orders FG To Pay Him N1billion

By James Jibril

Abia State High Court has declared the invasion of the security agents to the residence of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2017 unlawful and an infringement on his human rights.

Justice Benson Anya on Wednesday also ruled that his abduction and forceful return to Nigeria was “illegal” under local and international laws.

The Judge also ruled that the Nigerian government should pay the IPOB leader a sum of N1billion as a compensation for the violation of his fundamental human rights.

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The Trumpet recall that Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor filed the lawsuit against the Nigerian government on August 27, 2021 before the Abia High court.

Earlier, the judge rejected the challenge by the Nigerian government on the jurisdiction to hear Kanu’s case.

Ejimakor had argued that the Kanu could not be tried in Nigeria as there was no crime he had committed known to both Nigerian and international laws. He added that the government of Nigeria collaborated with Kenya to abduct him and rendition him to Nigeria.

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