Detained Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday won against the Federal Government at the High Court, Umuahia, Abia State.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the court ruled that the ‘extraordinary rendition’ of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a violation of his fundamental rights.
It, therefore, directed that all seven prayers sought from the court be granted, including restoring Kanu to his state of being as of 19th June 2021 and halting his prosecution.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu WINS at Federal High Court, Umuahia. Court ruled that the Extraordinary Rendition is a violation of his fundamental rights. All 7 prayers sought from the court granted, including restoring him to his state of being as of 19th June, 2021 & halting his prosecution.
The presiding judge, Justice Evelyn Anyadike, also ordered Nigerian authorities to pay Kanu N500 million for damages.
Kenya, the country where Kanu was arrested in June 2021, had declined to say if it played a role in the IPOB leader’s return to Nigeria.
Since Kanu’s trials began in Abuja and Abia, IPOB has ordered residents of the southeast to “sit-at-home”, a form of civil disobedience to show solidarity with Kanu.
The IPOB campaign has crippled small businesses and routinely disrupted other economic activity in the five states of the region.