Nnamdi Kanu: Federal High Court Umuahia award IPOB leader 500m damages, ask FG to return to status quo.
Umuahia Federal High Court, Abia state has asked federal goment of Nigeria to pay leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra, Ipob, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu N500m damages and also to return auto status quo.
The court rule delivered judgement today, Wednesday October 26, 2022 following the suit of extra-ordinary rendition petitioned against FG.
The presiding judge, Evelyn Ayandike st set the date to deliver her ruling after she set her eye on the case on 4, October 2022z
Mazi NnamdiKanu lawyers filed the suit before the high court on March this year to redress what was tagged the 'infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu a violation of his fundamental rights.
Kanu prayed to the court among others for the court give order of injunction restraining and prohibiting the respondents from taking any further step in any criminal prosecution against them as well as the order to make the respondents pay the sum of twenty five billion naira as damages.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Aloy Ejimakor in a statement said incident for Kenya is a clear violation of the fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and peoples Rights, as well as Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution.
The lawyer added in a statement that the "Court should redress the violations: rendition, torture, unlawful detention and the denial of the right to fair hearing as required by law before.
I also seek to stop the prosecution and restore to the status quo before the rendition on 19th June, 2021," he added.
Meanwhile, the Appeal Court in Abuja on 13, October discharged the charges levied by Nigeria government against Nnamdi Kanu.
The three man panel led by Justice Jummai Hanatu after visiting case against Kanu said there’s no case to answer again as the Federal High Court lacks jurisdiction to try the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra.
The Court ruled that Kanu’s arrest and forceful transfer to Nigeria dey is illegal cos they Buhari led federal government didn’t follow the law of extradition process. Further added that he was brought back illegally.
In the contrary, federal government continued the fight against the Appeal court ruling saying they weren’t satisfied and they’re heading to Supreme court.
As calls many he called they heed the ruling and free Kanu, federal government went to Appeal Court for Abuja to file for a 'Stay of Execution' to enable them continue to illegally detain Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The Appeal Court for Abuja heard the stay of execution case on 24 October and said they need time to study the case and they will communicate a date if judgement to both parties and Nigerians in General.