Kanu's dismisses his N20 billion lawsuit against the Nigerian government and Malami

 Defending Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader Nnamdi Kanu's primary attorney, Aloy Ejimakor, has

announced the dismissal of a N20 billion lawsuit he had brought against the Federal Government and Abubakar Malami, Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation. 

The Federal High Court in Abuja had set the case's first hearing for November 18 before Justice Inyang Ekwo. 

However, Ejimakor revealed in a series of tweets on Thursday that it had been abandoned since other cases that were planned for the same time had been cancelled.

“ Update on #MNK outstanding cases in which I'm personally involved, the attorney tweeted: 

"A ruling is pending in the United Kingdom case. The Federal High Court case scheduled for November 18 is closed. 

The African Union lawsuit is pending judgment. 

"Opinion from the United Nations has been forwarded to other tribunals. 

Sadly, the Kenyan lawsuit is scheduled for February 2023. 

The IPOB leader had sued the FG and Malami in September, seeking N20 billion in damages over his arrest in Kenya and subsequent extradition to Nigeria in July 2021, where he has been held in the Department of State Services (DSS) detention ever since. 

In the lawsuit Ejimakor brought on behalf of Kanu, the writ of summons included the following requests:

“A finding that the defendant was falsely arrested and imprisoned as a result of his detention and confinement at a place in Kenya and his subsequent captivity on the plane that transported him from Kenya to Nigeria. 

"An order of the court ordering the defendants to pay the plaintiff the sum of N20,000,000,000.00 in general and exemplary damages, jointly and severally."


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