Court Exonerates Nnamdi Kanu
*Apologize To Kanu, FG Told
A State High Court sitting today, in Umuahia, Abia State, has ordered the All Progressives Congress, APC administration of President Mohammadu Buhari to pay a whopping sum of One Billion Naira to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The said money, the Court insisted was to serve as a compensation for the invasion of Kanu’s home, at Afara-Ukwu, Ibeku, in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State.
This is even as the judgment of the lawsuit filed by Nnamdi Kanu through his lawyer Barrister Aloy Ejimakor held at the Abia state High court, Umuahia ordered that the federal government apologize to Nnamdi Kanu on three National dailies.
Famousreporters.com recalls vividly that the palace of HRM, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the late father of the IPOB leader, was on Thursday, September 14, 2017 desecrated, following an invasion and massacring of some members of the the freedom agitators, by the Nigerian Army.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Benson Anya, who vindicated Kanu maintained that the latter did not jump bail as speculated by the federal government, as he accused FG of an attempted assassination on the agitator.
The judge therefore ruled that the Nigerian government should write an apology letter to Kanu over violation of his fundamental human rights and seek political solution over his demand.
In a related development, the court said it lacked jurisdiction on Nnamdi Kanu’s predicament in Kenya.
The court also advise the Nigerian government on the use of political solution in the cases of Nnamdi Kanu.
Meanwhile, Amos Tori, the counsel to the Nigerian Army declined comments on the judgment and said he will study the judgment when he gets a copy and get back to the press.
Among the stakeholders was Chief Ugo Chinyere, Igboayaka O Igboayaka, among a host of others.
It will be recalled that the suit was heard and concluded on the merits on December 10, 2021, before Justice Benson Anya of the High Court of Abia State in Umuahia.
The suit initiated by Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Kanu/IPOB on August 27, 2021, is, among others, seeking the following reliefs: That the military invasion of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Abia State in September 2017 by the Nigerian government is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights to life, dignity of his person, his personal liberty and fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
Others include that the arrest of Kanu in Kenya by agents of the Nigerian government without due process of law is arbitrary, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
That the torture and detention of Kanu in Kenya by agents of the Nigerian government is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights against torture and to fair hearing, as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
That the abduction of Mazi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria by the Nigerian government and his consequent detention and planned prosecution in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 (Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Nnamdi Kanu) is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of his fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion and detention, and to fair hearing, as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.
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