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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s N50bn suit against FG adjourned until April 22

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, adjourned a suit brought before it by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the Federal Government until April 22, 2024.

Kanu accused the Nigerian govt of kidnapping him from Kenya and bringing him to Nigeria for trial.

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He also wants an order for his release from the Department of State (DSS) custody and the FG to pay him N50bn as damages.

Other reliefs sought by him include, “whether by the operation of Section 15 of the Extradition Act Cap E25, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, the plaintiff can be competently/legally tried for offences stated in counts 1 to 14 of the 15-count amended charge in charge number FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 between the Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

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“Whether the way and manner in which the plaintiff was abducted in Kenya and extraordinarily renditioned to Nigeria is consistent with extant laws.”

Particularly, he cited “the provisions of Article 12 (4) of the African Charter on human and peoples rights (ratification and enforcement) Act Cap A9 laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, and Article/Part 5 (a) of the African Charter’s principles and guidelines on human and peoples’ rights while countering terrorism in Africa.”

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