Nnamdi Kanu’s claim was contained in a suit filed before the Court by his Special counsel, Aloy Ejiofor, where he stressed that his arrest in Kenya was illegal
- Ejiofor disclosed that he would be leading a legal team to demand that the court enforces Kanu’s fundamental human rights
EKO HOT BLOG reports that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has demanded ₦25 billion compensation from the Nigerian Government.
Kanu urged a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, to compel the Federal Government to compensate him with ₦25 billion over his arrest and repatriation from Kenya.
He explained that the money was compensation for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, property and other damages he suffered as a result of the infringements on his fundamental rights.
The IPOB leader’s claim was contained in a suit filed before the Court by his Special counsel, Aloy Ejiofor, where he stressed that his arrest in Kenya was illegal.
Ejiofor disclosed that he would be leading a legal team to demand that Justice Evelyn Anyadike-led court enforces Kanu’s fundamental human rights.
A statement by Ejiofor titled: “RE: Nnamdi Kanu approaches Federal High Court, Umuahia to enforce his fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion,” reads partly: “Today (25th March 2022), on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I am leading a team of Lawyers at the first hearing of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit I had brought before the Umuahia Division of the Federal High Court. The matter lies before Justice Evelyn Anyadike.
“The Suit is sui generis and primarily aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights.
“In addition to the rendition, I am asking the Court to redress the myriad violations that came with the rendition, such as the torture, the unlawful detention and the denial of his right to the fair hearing required by law before anybody is expelled from one country to the other.
“You will recall that on 19th January 2022, the High Court of Abia State determined that portion of violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights that occurred in 2017. Even as I had made claims that bordered on rendition, the Court declined jurisdiction on grounds that rendition, being related to extradition, lies within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal High Court.
“So, this instant suit is as a result of my considered decision that a fresh action before the Federal High will be the best route towards addressing this matter of rendition or unlawful expulsion and its legal impacts on the prosecutorial powers of the Nigerian State.
“To be sure, the extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu triggered legal injuries that cut across multiple jurisdictions both inside Nigeria and abroad. There are now new legal and even diplomatic issues that must be addressed in the United Kingdom, Kenya, the United Nations and the African Union. And within Nigeria, the rendition has expanded the matter far beyond the realms of the trial that lies in Abuja.”
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