An Abia State High Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya in Umuahia, the state capital, on Wednesday awarded N1 billion damage against the Federal Government, in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor had approached the court seeking N5 billion damage against the Federal Government over the alleged invasion of his father’s house on September 10, 2017 by the military.
Justice Anya described the invasion of Kanu’s residence in Afaraukwu, Umuahia as notorious and brazen.
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 residence.
He also advised the Federal Government to adopt a political resolution in dealing with issues involving Kanu.
He, however, struck out other reliefs sought by Kanu’s legal team, including that pertaining to his repatriation from Kenya and continued detention by the Department of State Services (DSS).
The suit was initiated on 27th August, 2021.
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