Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the High Court of Abia State to compel the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); the Department of State Services and six others to pay him N5bn in damages being monetary compensation for the “physical, mental, emotional, psychological and other damages” suffered as a result of the alleged infringements of his fundamental rights.
Kanu, who is currently in DSS custody, filed the suit on Tuesday through his special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.
The IPOB leader also secured an order from the High Court of Abia State to serve by substituted means an application for enforcement of the fundamental rights of Kanu.
Kanu contended that his rights have been infringed upon since 2017 when he fled the country due to an alleged threat to his life by security agents and after his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria from a foreign country recently.
In the suit, no HIH/FR14/2021, the respondents include the Federal Government of Nigeria (1st), Attorney General of the Federation (2nd), Chief of Army Staff (3rd), Inspector General of Police (5th), Director General, State Security Services (7th) and three others.