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Court Declares Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest As Illegal, Orders FG To Compensate Him With N1billion



Justice Benson Anya of the Abia State High Court has ruled that the invasion of the residence of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2017 by security agents was unlawful and an infringement on his human rights.

The judge on Wednesday also ruled that his abduction and forceful return to Nigeria was “illegal” under local and international laws.

Anya also ruled that the Nigerian government should pay Kanu a sum of N1billion as a compensation for the violation of his fundamental human rights.

Recall that Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor filed the lawsuit against the Nigerian government on August 27, 2021 before the Abia court.

He had argued that the Kanu could not be tried in Nigeria as he did not committ any crime both in Nigeria and internationally.

He had added that the government of Nigeria collaborated with Kenya to abduct him and rendition him to Nigeria.