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Court awards Nnamdi Kanu N1b

Nnamdi Kanu

An Abia State High Court presided by Justice Benson Anya on Wednesday awarded N1bn damage in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Federal Government.

Justice Anya described the invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence as notorious and brazen.

He however struck out other reliefs sought by Kanu’s legal team, including his repatriation from Kenya and continued detention by the DSS.

The presiding judge also granted the relief sought by Kanu’s legal team, ordering the Federal Government to issue a public apology in three national dailies over the illegal invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence.

Kanu, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor had approached the court seeking N5bn damage against the Federal Government over the alleged invasion of his father’s house on September 10, 2017 by the military.

Speaking shortly after the judgement the lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor described the ruling as justice for the people.

Also speaking one of the counsels to the respondents Mr Amos Tori said that they would study the judgement in order to know the next action to take.

Writing by Tina Oyinsan