Nnamdi Kanu sues NIA DG for N20bn

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has sued Ahmed Abubakar, the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, for N20 billion.

He is accusing Abubakar of falsely imprisoning him in Kenya for eight days, after which he was repertrated to answer treasonable charges in Nigeria.

Kanu, based on the court processes, gave Abubakar 14 days to appear or be represented in the Abia state high court, failure which he said a ruling would be made against the intelligence boss.

Kanu said that his detention amounted “to false arrest and false imprisonment”. The separatist leader argues that the NIA abused his office and acted in bad faith. He, therefore, demands a compensation of N20 billion, according to the court filing.

Kanu is filing the suit, after an earlier one in which he similarly accused the minister of justice Abubakar Malami of libel and N20 billion  award as damages.


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