Biafra: Court throws out Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn suit against Nigerian govt

Court discharges and acquits Nnamdi Kanu

The fundamental human rights suit filed by the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, against the Federal Government, was on Monday dismissed by Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Kanu sued the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Department of State Service for N1billion in damages for alleged rights violations.

The IPOB leader, in the suit marked FHC/CS/1633/2023, claimed that the DSS and its Director General violated his right to a fair.

According to him, they allegedly preventing his lawyers from having unhindered interactions with him while he was being detained in preparation for his defence in his criminal trial.

Justice Omotosho, while delivering a judgment on the suit, held that Kanu failed to provide credible evidence to sustain his claims that his interactions with his lawyers were interfered with, that he was denied unhindered access to his lawyers, and that DSS officials eavesdropped on his conversations with his lawyers, which constituted a breach of his right to a fair hearing.

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