A State High Court has ruled the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu – leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as illegal.

While presiding over legalities at the Abia State branch, Justice Benson Anya had also stated that the invasion of Kanu’s house in 2017 was unlawful and holds no legal sway; hence terming the act as an infringement on the IPOB leader’s human rights.

Earlier reports also confirm that the relentless activist had demanded a sum of N5 billion after approaching the Court following the military’s invasion of his father’s house on the 10th of September, 2017.

Justice Anya also highlighted Kanu’s arrest in Kenya on June 2021, while giving his verdict on the military repatriation. The statement largely described the law enforcement’s actions as illegal under the law and wrong on all judicial grounds.

The Judge also ordered the federal government to publish an apology to Nnamdi Kanu on three National dailies, citing that Nnamdi Kanu did not jump bail but ran for his life because of the military invasion of his house.

Following the recent ruling, Kanu is set to receive a compensation of N1 Billion from the Federal Government for  violation of his fundamental human rights; and in line with the judge’s order.

The legal session concluded with the State High Court recommending a political solution to curb and resolve the agitation of restoring the defunct Biafra Republic, as clamoured upon by the Indigenous People of Biafra.

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