Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit against the Federal Government over his continued detention by the Department of State Services, (DSS).
In the suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, Kanu is seeking his immediate release from the facility of the DSS and payment of N100 billion in reparation for the violation of his rights to liberty and dignity of the human person.
Kanu said the suit became necessary following the continued failure of the Federal Government to obey the judgment of the Court of Appeal, delivered on Oct.13, which discharged him of the terrorism charge brought against him.
The originating court process, filed by Mr Mike Ozekhome, SAN, on behalf of Kanu, dated Oct. 21 has the suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1945/2022.
Kanu said the suit was predicated on provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
â€œBy virtue of Section 46(1) of the 1999 Constitution and Order 1 Rule 2(1) of the Fundamental Rights (Enforcement Procedure) Rules, any person who alleges that any of the provisions of Chapter 4 of the constitution to which he is entitled to, has been, is being or is likely to be contravened in any state in relation to him, may apply to the High Court in the State for redress.â€
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