N20bn Suit: Nnamdi Kanu Discontinues Case Against FG

Written by on November 17, 2022

The Federal High Court Abuja has discontinued a suit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Attorney-General of the Federation Abubakar Malami and the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency Ahmed  Abubakar.

Mister Kanu had filed the suit through his Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, seeking, among other reliefs, an order of the court directing the defendants to pay him the sum of N20 billion being general and exemplary damages.

The suit, which was before Justice Inyang Ekwo, sought to challenge the manner Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in Kenya. According to Ejimakor, the suit was discontinued for strategic reasons that would be inappropriate and unprofessional to disclose publicly.

An order of the court directing the defendants to separately write and deliver to the plaintiff, an unreserved personal letter of apology.

Justice Inyang Ekwo had fixed Friday, November 18, for the hearing of the matter. However, Kanu’s counsel announced today that the suit has been discontinued.

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