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Biafra: Release, pay me N5bn damages – Nnamdi Kanu tells Buhari govt

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Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, has prayed an Abia State Excessive Court docket to order the Nigerian authorities to launch him.

Kanu, by means of his Particular Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, additionally prayed the court docket to order the Nigerian Authorities to pay him the sum of N5 billion as compensation for infringing on his elementary human rights.

Ejimakor disclosed this whereas commencing the enforcement of Kanu’s elementary rights.

In a press release he signed on Tuesday, Ejimakor urged the court docket to compel the Nigerian authorities to launch the IPOB chief.

Nnamdi Kanu: There shall be no trial of IPOB chief – Lawyer, Ejimakor

In keeping with Ejimakor: “Right now, I secured an order from the Excessive Court docket of Abia State to serve by substituted an software for enforcement of the elemental rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, which I just lately introduced earlier than the Excessive Court docket of Abia State.”

He identified that Kanu’s rights had been infringed upon throughout the alleged extrajudicial try on his life in 2017 in Abia and his abduction in Kenya and his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria.

Ejimakor additional sought some reliefs from the court docket on the enforcement of Kanu’s elementary rights.

Amongst the reliefs sought, Ejimakor prayed the court docket to compel the Nigerian Authorities to apologise to Kanu overtly.

He mentioned an apology letter ought to be printed in nationwide dailies.

The reliefs learn partly: “An order mandating and compelling the respondents or their brokers to forthwith launch the applicant from detention and restitute or in any other case restore applicant to his liberty, similar being his state of being as of nineteenth June, 2021; and to thereupon repatriate the Applicant to his nation of domicile (to wit: Britain) to await the result of any formal request the Respondents could file earlier than the competent authorities in Britain for the lawful extradition of the Applicant to Nigeria to proceed his prosecution in Cost No: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 (Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Nnamdi Kanu).

“An order mandating and compelling the respondents to pay the sum of N5000,000,000.00 (5 Billion Naira) to the applicant, being financial damages claimed by the applicant towards the respondents collectively and severally for the bodily, psychological, emotional, psychological and different damages suffered by the applicant on account of the infringements of applicant’s elementary rights.”

The Nigerian authorities has been prosecuting Kanu since 2017 when he was first arrested for agitating for Biafra, and by extension Nigeria’s break up.

He was, nevertheless, granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal Excessive Court docket.

Shortly after the bail, troopers had invaded his residence in Afaraukwu, Abia State.

Kanu, who alleged that the troopers had been on a mission to kill him, fled Nigeria to Europe the place he continued his Biafra agitation.

Nonetheless, the Nigerian authorities just lately rearrested the IPOB chief in Kenya and repatriated him again to the nation.

Following his return to Nigeria, the pro-Biafra agitator locked up in custody of the Division of State Providers, DSS.

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