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COURT STRIKES OUT NNAMDI KANU’S N20BN SUIT AGAINST MALAMI, NIA BOSS

A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, struck out N20 billion suit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN.

It was gathered that Kanu, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had sued Malami and the Director-General of, the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Abubakar, as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.

Justice Inyang Ekwo, however, struck out the suit after I.C. Nworgu, who appeared for the IPOB leader, told the court that the plaintiff had resolved to withdraw the suit.

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Nworgu said the notice of discontinuance had already been filed.

The application marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1702/2022, was filed pursuant to Order 50, Rules 2(1) of the FHC Civil Procedure Rules, 2019.

According to a report, Justice Ekwo had, on Oct. 27, fixed Friday for a hearing in the suit.

The application, dated and filed on Sept. 23, had sought “a declaration that the defendant’s arrest and imprisonment of the plaintiff at a location in Kenya and the subsequent imprisonment of the plaintiff in the aircraft that conveyed him from Kenya to Nigeria amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment.

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“A declaration of this honorable court that the defendants acted in bad faith and/or abused their public offices in falsely arresting and falsely imprisoning the plaintiff at the said location in Kenya and said aircraft.

i” An order of this honorable court directing the defendants to, jointly and severally, pay to the plaintiff the sum of N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira only) being general and exemplary damages.

“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants to separately write and deliver to the plaintiff, an unreserved personal letter of apology.”

He prayed that the letters of apology shall be prominently and boldly published full-page in two Nigerian newspapers of national circulation.

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He also sought an order from the court, directing the defendants to pay the cost of the suit, among others.

 

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