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Kanu files N100bn suit against FG over unlawful detention

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB)  has filed a N100 billion human rights enforcement suit against the Nigerian Government.

The human rights enforcement suit was filed for being continuously detained by the Department of State Services, (DSS).

The leader of the IPOB has through the suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, demanded his immediate freedom from the custody of the DSS and make a payment of N100 billion reparation for violating his rights to dignity of human person and liberty.

Kanu revealed that the suit was necessary after the continued refusal of the Federal Government to follow and abide by the judgment of the Court of Appeal, which was pronounced on October 13, which is to discharge him of the charge of terrorism  filed against him.

The originating court process, which was filed by Mr Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on behalf of the IPOB leader and which dated October 21 has FHC/ABJ/CS/1945/2022 as suit number.

The IPOB leader revealed that the suit was predicated on provisions of the 1999 Constitution.

“By virtue of Section 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution and Order 1 Rule 2(1) of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, any person who alleges that any of the Provisions of Chapter 4 of the constitution to which he is entitled to, has been, is being or is likely to be contravened in any state in relation to him, may apply to the High Court in the State for redress.”

“It violates my fundamental rights to dignity of human persons, personal liberty and right to freedom of movement as guaranteed by sections 34, 35, 36, 39, and 41 of the 1999 Constitution.

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