A State High Court in Umuahia has ordered the federal government to pay N1bn to the leader of the proscribed Indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

In a fundamental human rights suite filed by the IPOB leader, the court held that the invasion of his father’s compound in 2017, was a violation of his rights.

The judgment was given on Wednesday where the presiding judge, Benson Anya, also recommended political solution to the faceoff between the government and the Biafra agitator.

One of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor, made this known in a tweet, and said the court also ordered the federal government to write a letter of apology to Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr Ejimakor reacted to the judgment thus:

“I am pleased with the Judgment, especially as it diminished the vested notion that Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail in 2017.

“The directive by the Judge to federal government to pursue the path of political solution with Kanu is also in good order.
“Going forward, I see the judgment having significant impact on the Abuja case.

“I have no doubt that the federal government will implement the judgment.

“My confidence comes from the recent pronouncements from the President that he will respect whatever the judiciary decides in the matter of Nnamdi Kanu.”


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