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Kanu Reacts As Court Orders Buhari Govt To Pay IPOB Leader N500m Over Illegal Arrest And Detention



Kanunta Kanu, younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has hailed ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia which ordered the Federal Government to compensate Kanu with N500m following his illegal abduction and human rights abuse from Kenya..

Kanunta spoke on Twitter.

He wrote:

“Extraordinary rendition is a crime against humanity and I hope next time
will sort extradition than kidnapping”.

Congratulations to our legal team led by
for another victory in Umuahia Federal High Court.

should obey court orders now.

Recall that the court ruled that the federal government action which involved the extraordinary rendition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria was illegal.

The court therefore ordered the Muhammadu Buhari government to pay the sum of N500 million as damages to the IPOB leader over the abuse of his human rights.

In a ruling on Wednesday, the presiding judge, Justice E . N Anyadike, ordered the Buhari government to return Kanu to Kenya from where he was extradited to Nigeria on June 19, 2021.

The judge also ruled that the extradition of Kanu from Kenya without recourse to the legal process was a flagrant abuse of his fundamental human rights, ordering the government to stop the prosecution of the IPOB leader.

Justice Anyadike ruled that the government could not disprove the claims of the applicant that he was arrested, blindfolded, tortured, and chained to the ground for eight days in Kenya before his extradition to Nigeria.

In a chat with reporters after the judgment, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor said the judgment had shown that the court still remains the last hope for the common man.

Ejimakor, therefore, called on the federal government to obey the court order and return Kanu to Kenya.

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