Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has filed a N5 billion lawsuit against the Nigerian government, which will be heard on November 2 in an Abia state high court.
The lawsuit was filed on August 27, according to Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, who made the announcement on Thursday October 28 in a statement titled “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit to be heard on November 2nd, 2021.”
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Kanu, who is requesting that the Federal Government return him to Kenya, where he alleges he was “abducted,” has also demanded N5 billion in compensation for a supposed gross violation of his fundamental rights.
The Statement reads;
“For the information of the general public, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit pending before the High Court of Abia State has been assigned and set down for hearing on 2nd November, 2021.
“On this date, the Nigerian government and its Attorney-General will be expected to move their extant application for extension of time to file their defense to the suit and my opposition to the application.
“It is my intention to, on the spot, move for a Ruling on their application for extension of time, so that the case can proceed quickly to the next level, which is expected to be a definitive hearing on the substantive matter.
“Fundamental Rights suits are intended to be concluded quickly, especially in situations such as this where my Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (the Applicant) is currently incarcerated.”