Courts orders FG to pay Nnamdi Kanu N500m damage over rendition

A Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital has ordered the Federal Government to pay N500m to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu over

Justice Evelyn Anyadike awarded the fine, throwing IPOB members at the court into jubilation.

Counsels to Kanu led by Aloy Ejimakor had approached the court accusing the Federal Government of torturing, and forceful rendition of the IPOB leader from Kenya to Nigeria. 

They were seeking N25bn damage against the Federal Government.

But the court in its ruling on Wednesday awarded N500m against the Federal Government.

Counsel to the Federal Government was absent from court, but Aloy Ejimakor was present with some IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters.

Some of the supporters who spoke after the judgment ruling said it was victory of good over evil.