Kanu jumped bail, his $800m suit is pointless – FG
-FG urges ECOWAS to dismiss Nnamdi Kanu’s suit
Kanu’s $800m law suit is purposeless as he jumped bail
The Federal Government of Nigeria has called on the Community Court of the Economic Community of West African States sitting in Abuja to dismiss a fundamental human rights enforcement suit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The FG asserted that Kanu having been granted bail and supposedly absconded from his ongoing trial before the Federal High Court in Abuja, the judgment of the ECOWAS Court on the suit would be of no use.
Naija News recalls that Kanu had filed the suit on March 3, 2016 demanding that $800m compensation be given him by the Federal Government for his alleged unconstitutional arrest in 2015 and continued detention.
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However, the lawyer representing the Federal Government, Mrs. Maimuna Shiru, noted in an objection to the suit that it was needless for the ECOWAS Court to pass judgement on Kanu’s suit.
According to Shiru, this is because the IPOB leader is currently being tried together with others, by the Federal High Court in Abuja, on charges bordering on treasonable felony, on April 25, 2017.
She also noted that Kanu had been granted bail and he allegedly jumped the bail granted him by the Federal High Court, Abuja.