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Breaking: Court Declares Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest Unlawful, Orders FG To Pay Him N1billion

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The entrance of security agents to the apartment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in 2017 was unlawful and an infringement on his human rights, according to Justice Benson Anya of the Abia State High Court.

On Wednesday, the judge determined that his kidnapping and forced return to Nigeria were “illegal” under both local and international law.

Anya further ordered the Nigerian government to compensate Kanu for the infringement of his fundamental human rights with the sum of N1 billion.

On August 27, 2021, Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor filed a complaint against the Nigerian government in the Abia court.

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According to previous reports, the judge dismissed the Nigerian government’s objection to Kanu’s case’s jurisdiction.

Ejimakor had maintained that Kanu could not be punished in Nigeria since he had committed no crime that was punishable under Nigerian or international law.

He went on to say that the Nigerian government worked with Kenya to kidnap him and return him to Nigeria.

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