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Court orders FG to send Kanu back to Kenya

Court orders FG to send Kanu back to Kenya

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has been ordered by a Federal High Court in Umuahia, the capital of Abia State, to receive N500 million from the Federal Government as compensation for his illegal kidnapping and violation of human rights in Kenya.

Additionally, the Court mandated that the Federal government send him back to Kenya, from which he was extradited to Nigeria on June 19, 2021.

Kanu was extradited from Kenya without going through the proper channels, according to the court presided over by Justice E. N. Anyadike, and this was a gross violation of his basic human rights.

He concluded that the respondent had failed to refute the applicant’s claims that he had spent eight days shackled to the ground, abused, and blinded in Kenya before his extradition to Nigeria.

On June 19, 2022, Kanu petitioned the court to stop his extradition from Kenya through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.

The infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Kanu, which is a blatant violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights as well as Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution, is the main focus of the lawsuit, according to Ejimakor, who also told the court that it is sui generis (of a special class).

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The court is still the common man’s last resort, according to Ejimakor, who told journalists shortly after the decision that the ruling had demonstrated.

He urged the federal government to comply with the court’s ruling and send Kanu back to Kenya.

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