Nnamdi Kanu sues NIA DG over Kenyan arrest
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has sued the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, for detaining him in Kenya for eight days, before his extradition to Nigeria.
Kanu’s special counsel, Alloy Ejimakor, disclosed this via his Twitter handle, describing Kanu’s detention in Kenya as “false imprisonment.”
Ejimakor explained that the suit was prompted by new evidence gathered which implicated the NIA boss beyond the “infamous extraordinary rendition.”
According to him, “On Wednesday, I filed a suit against Ahmed Abubakar, the DG of National Intelligence Agency (NIA) for his eight days ‘false imprisonment’ of Nnamdi Kanu in discovered evidence that implicated the DG/NIA beyond the infamous extraordinary rendition.”
According to the suit, the court gave Abubakar 14 days to appear or be represented in court, as failure to do so would mean that judgment would be given in his absence.
The suit which was filed in the High Court of Abia State stated “You are hereby commanded that within 14 days after the service of this Writ on you inclusive of the day of such service, you do cause an appearance to be entered for you in the Umuahia Judicial Division of the High Court in Abia State in an action at this suit of Nnnamdi Kanu and take notice that in default of your so doing, the claimant may proceed therein and judgment may be given in your absence.”
“The claimant’s claim is for (i) A declaration of this Honourable Court that the defandant’s arrest of the claimant and his imprisonment of the claimant at said location in Nairobi, Kenya amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment.”
“(ii) That the defendant acted in bad faith and/or abused his public office in falsely imprisoning the claimant at the said location in Kenya.”
“(iii) An order of this Honourable Court directing the defendant to pay the claimant the sum of N20billion being general and exemplary damages.”
This comes just few days after Kanu’s N20bn suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, was dismissed by the Federal High Court in Abuja.