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IPOB Leader, Kanu, Sues NIA DG,  Demands N20 Billion Compensation

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The Director General, National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ahmed Abubakar, has been sued by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, for imprisoning  him in Kenya for over a week before extraditing him to Nigeria.

Kanu is also demanding a whopping N20 Billion as compensation for the alleged ill-treatment meted on him in Kenya by the NIA.

Lead Counsel to the IPOB Leader, Alloy Ejimakor, in a tweet via his Twitter handle,  posted a picture of the document containing the suit filed, where he described Kanu’s detention in Kenya as “false imprisonment.”

He explained further that the suit was necessary following a new evidence gathered implicating the DG beyond the “infamous extraordinary rendition.”

Ejimakor said, “Yesterday (Wednesday) I filed a suit against Ahmed Abubakar, the DG of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for his eight days ‘false imprisonment’ of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in discovereed evidence that implicated the DG/NIA beyond the infamous extraordinary rendition.”

The Court has given Abubakar 14 days to appear or be represented in Court, adding that failure to show up would mean that judgment would be given in the DG’s absence.

Ejimakor filed the Suit at the High Court of Abia State which reads in part, “You are hereby commanded that within 14 days after the service of this Writ on you inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in the Umuahia Judicial Division of the High Court in Abia State in an action at this suit of Mazi Nnnamdi Kanu….and take notice that in default of your so doing, the claimant may proceed therein and judgment may be given in your absence.

“The claimant’s claim is for (i) A declaration of this Honourable Court that the defandant’s arrest of the claimant and his imprisonment of the claimant at said location in Nairobi, Kenya amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment.

“(ii) A declaration that the defendant acted in bad faith and/or abused his public office in falsely imprisoning the claimant at the said location in Kenya. (iii) An order of this Honourable Court directing the defendant to pay the claimant the sum of N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira only) being general and exemplary damages…”

It would be recalled that few days ago, Kanu had, also, filed a  N20bn suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami. The suit was, however, thrown out by the Federal High Court in Abuja.

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