IPOB AGITATION: Kanu Demands $800m Compensation From FG
Is he speaking from the diaspora or the creeks where he may be with Niger Delta militants?
The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, wants the President to 'cough out' $800m.
The AWOL IPOB leader said he is entitled to the sum for his alleged unlawful arrest and detention in 2015.
He is making the demand despite being granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja where he is being prosecuted alongside others on charges of treasonable felony.
This is contained in his response to the motion filed by the government asking the Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States sitting in Abuja to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit Kanu filed.
The prosecutor, Maimuna Shiru, filed a motion on November 13, stating that Kanu having been granted bail on April 25, 2017, failed to appear in court on a scheduled date.
But Kanu, through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, objected to the Federal Government’s motion contending that granting bail to the IPOB leader was just a partial satisfaction of prayers sought in the suit.
He maintained that the ECOWAS Court had the power to grant his client the $800m compensation sought since the IPOB leader’s rights had been violated.
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