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Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn lawsuit filed against Nigerian govt

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Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn lawsuit filed against Nigerian govt

On Monday, the Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a fundamental human rights suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the Federal Government

Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn lawsuit filed against Nigerian govt
Court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s N1bn lawsuit filed against Nigerian govt

Nnamdi Kanu had sought N1 billion in damages from the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Department of State Service (DSS) for alleged violations of his rights.

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According to PUNCH, he claimed that the DSS and its Director-General prevented his lawyers from having unrestricted access to him while he was in detention, preparing for his criminal trial.

However, Justice James Omotosho ruled that Kanu failed to provide sufficient evidence to support his claims of interference with his legal consultations, denial of access to his lawyers, and eavesdropping by DSS officials, which he argued constituted a breach of his right to a fair hearing.

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The court’s judgment dismissed Kanu’s suit due to lack of credible evidence.

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