The Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a lawsuit that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, had brought against Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation, and Ahmed Abubakar, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency.
Through his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu had filed the lawsuit, asking the court, among other things, to issue an order compelling the defendants to pay him N20 billion in general and exemplary damages.
Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest in Kenya was challenged in the lawsuit, which was heard by Justice Inyang Ekwo.
Part of the reliefs sought in the suit includes a declaration that Kanu’s arrest and imprisonment at a location in Kenya and the subsequent imprisonment in the aircraft that conveyed him from Kenya to Nigeria, amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment;
A declaration that the defendants acted in bad faith and/or abused their public offices in falsely arresting and falsely imprisoning the plaintiff at the said location in Kenya and said aircraft;
An order of the court directing the defendants to, jointly and severally, pay to the plaintiff the sum of N20 billion being general and exemplary damages;
An order of the court directing the defendants to separately write and deliver to the plaintiff, an unreserved personal letter of apology.
Justice Inyang Ekwo had fixed Friday, November 18, for the hearing of the matter. However, Kanu’s counsel announced today that the suit has been discontinued.