The Federal High Court presided by Justice Evelyn Anyadike has ordered the Federal Government to restore leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to his status quo before 19th June 2021.
In Wednesday’s ruling on fundamental human rights and extraordinary rendition of the IPOb leader, she also ordered the government to pay 500million naira as damages to him.
The Court further issued an injunction restraining the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, from prosecuting Kanu consequent upon his extraordinary rendition.
Kanu had in March this year filed a suit through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, to enforce his fundamental rights stemming from what Ejimakor had termed his extraordinary rendition from Kenya in June last year.
In its Judgment, the court dismissed the Federal government’s objections to its jurisdiction and upheld all the reliefs sought by Kanu.
Speaking to the media after the judgment, Ejimakor called on the Federal government to “promptly comply with the judgment, more particularly the part that requires Kanu to be returned to Kenya”.