‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja
DAILY COURIER – The incarcerated leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has withdrawn his suit against the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The development was disclosed in a tweet on Thursday, by Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer to the detained IPOB leader.
Ejimakor wrote, “UPDATE on #MNK outstanding cases in which I’m directly involved:
“The United Kingdom case is awaiting decision. Federal High Court case for Nov 18 is discontinued.
“The AU (African Union) case is awaiting decision. United Nations Opinion has been escalated to other tribunals.”
Kanu had on September 23rd, 2022, through Ejimakor, filed a writ of summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1702/222, to challenge the process of his arrest and extradition by the Federal Government.
Kanu had sought “a declaration that the defendant’s arrest and imprisonment of the plaintiff (Kanu) at a location in Kenya and the subsequent imprisonment of the plaintiff in the aircraft that conveyed him from Kenya to Nigeria amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment;
“A declaration of this honourable court that the defendants acted in bad faith and/or abused their public offices in falsely arresting and falsely imprisoning the plaintiff at the said location in Kenya and said aircraft.
“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants to, jointly and severally, pay to the plaintiff the sum of N20,000,000,000.00 being general and exemplary damages;
“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants to separately write and deliver to the plaintiff an unreserved personal letter of apology.”
Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, had fixed November 18 for the hearing of the suit, which also had the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, as a defendant.