Court has ordered FG to pay Nnamdi Kanu N500m and return him to Kenya immediately.
Wothappen reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia state, southeast Nigeria, has ordered the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government to pay N500 million damages to the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for his forcible extradition and extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
This online news platform understands that the presiding Judge, Justice Evelyn Anyadike, who gave the judgment on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, said that the Federal Government and its agencies grossly violated Kanu’s fundamental human rights by illegally renditioning him back to Nigeria without due process.
The court in its ruling, ordered the Federal Government to return the IPOB Leader to Kenya where he was before the June 19 2021 forceful disappearance from the East African country.
Meanwhile, Wothappen Nigeria reports that the verdict is coming barely one week after the Court of Appeal in Abuja declared Kanu’s rendition to Nigeria illegal, saying it did not follow due process and violated all known International treaties signed by Nigeria.
The appellate court declared that the Federal Government had lost the legitimacy to put the IPOB leader on trial. It further quashed all seven counts of terrorism charges preferred against him by the Federal Government.
For the case in Umuahia, Newsone reports that Nnamdi Kanu had through Aloy Ejimakor, his Special Counsel, sued the Federal Government, challenging his abduction and rendition from Kenya.