Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has sued the Nigerian government for violating his fundamental human rights during his arrest and detainment in June 2021. 

Current situation 
The IPOB’s leader in the suit against the FG is seeking a court order to prove his arrest by the Respondent agents in Kenya was unlawful and therefore an infringement of his fundamental rights. The applicant claims that the government was responsible for his eight days disappearance and failure to appear before a Kenyan court for an extradition. 

  • The suit compels the respondents to pay N25 billion as monetary damages for the physical, mental, emotional, and psychological trauma the applicant suffered. 
  • This is Nnamdi Kanu’s second claim of violation of human rights by the federal government. 

Brief Background 
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is in the government’s custody for acts of terrorism and treasonable felony, following his alleged separatist conduct. A Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned his hearing until April 8 to determine the validity of the charges against the IPOB leader. 

What they are saying 
The presiding judge of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, Justice Evelyn Anyadike, ruled that Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers provide legal grounds on why the court should abdicate the matter. Justice Evelyn Anyadike adjourned the case till April 27th. 

Bottom line 
Nnamdi Kanu still faces the charges levelled against him by the Federal Government and will appear in court on April 8th.

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