Nnamdi Kanu N1bn Suit Against FG Dismissed

Nnamdi Kanu N1bn Suit Against FG Dismissed
  • PublishedJuly 1, 2024

A fundamental human rights suit filed by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against the Federal Government has been dismissed.

The suit was dismissed by Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday.

Osun Defender reports that Kanu sued the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Department of State Service for N1 billion in damages for alleged rights violations.

In the suit marked FHC/CS/1633/2023, the IPOB leader claimed that the DSS and its Director General violated his right to a fair hearing by allegedly preventing his lawyers from having unhindered interactions with him while he was being detained in preparation for his defence in his criminal trial.

While delivering a judgment on the suit, Justice Omotosho held that Kanu failed to provide credible evidence to sustain his claims that his interactions with his lawyers were interfered with, that he was denied unhindered access to his lawyers, and that DSS officials eavesdropped on his conversations with his lawyers, which constituted a breach of his right to a fair hearing.

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