Legal/Judiciary

IPOB: Nigeria ordered to pay Nnamdi Kanu N1bn

The Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) was on Wednesday directed to pay a sum to the tune of N1bn to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, and issue a letter of apology to him.

The directive was issued by a High Court in Abia State which Kanu had approached, demanding N5bn over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017.

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 a 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.

“Most importantly, the Court recommended political solution to the #Biafran agitation.”

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