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Court orders FG to pay Kanu N1bn

By Maureen Ikpeama

High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia state,  presided over by Hon. Justice Benson Anya on Wednesday, January 19,  awarded N1bn damage in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Federal Government.

Kanu had through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor , approached the court seeking N5bn damage against the Federal Government over the alleged invasion of his father’s house on September 10, 2017 by the military.

Hon. Justice Anya described the invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence as notorious and brazen.

He struck out other reliefs sought by Kanu’s legal team, including his repatriation from Kenya and continued detention by the Department of State Service ( DSS)..

The presiding judge also granted the relief sought by Kanu’s legal team, ordering the Federal Government to issue a public apology in three national dailies over the illegal invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence.

He  advised the Federal Government to adopt a political resolution in dealing with issues involving Kanu.

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