The police and the Department of State Security Service have been cleared by the Federal High Court in Abuja, has on Friday, to commence a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the prosecution of certain individuals for allegedly aiding the escape of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, from Nigeria.
Justice John Tsoho in his verdict on an ex parte application, granted permission to the plaintiff, Mr. Isiah Ayugu, to commence the suit.
The Justice directed the defendants – the DSS, its Director-General, the police and the Inspector-General of Police to be served the suit for the court proceeding.
Those the suit is seeking their arrest and prosecution included a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.
They also include those who stood sureties for the bail granted Kanu by the Federal High Court in Abuja in April last year – Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Tochukwu Uchendu, and Emmanuel Shallom Ben.
The ruling will be heard by the judge on the 11th of November.