Kanu’s lawyer sues NIA DG for false arrest, imprisonment in Kenya
Demands N20 billion damages, others
Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has, through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, filed a suit at the Abia State High Court, Umuahia, against the Director General (DG) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar.
Confirming the suit, Ejimakor told The Guardian, yesterday, that the suit, HU/293/2022, which he filed on November 23, 2022, was “prompted by newly discovered evidence, which implicated the NIA DG beyond the infamous extraordinary rendition, and for his tortious role in the eight days ‘false imprisonment’ of Kanu in Kenya.”
He noted that of all suits, which have emanated from the rendition of Kanu, this is the first against Abubakar, either in his personal or official capacity.
According to Ejimakor, the suit seeks declarations and orders of the state High Court that Kanu’s arrest and imprisonment in Kenya in 2021 is a false arrest and imprisonment, and that the defendant acted in bad faith, and/or abused his public office.
The orders are that the defendant should pay the claimant (Kanu) N20 billion as general and exemplary damages, write and deliver to him a letter of apology, as well as publish same in two national newspapers, specifically The Guardian and The Sun.
Other orders sought by Kanu are for the defendant to pay the cost of this suit, and for the court to make further orders it would deem fit and expedient in the circumstances.