Abia State High Court judge, Justice Benson Anya, in Umuahia has ordered Buhari’s Federal Government to pay leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu N1 billion.
The judge gave the order while delivering his ruling in the N5bn suit filed by Kanu against the Federal Government over the alleged invasion of his father’s house, aamong other infractions.
The suit which was filed by Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, saw the plantiff pleading not guilty to the 15-count charge.
The judge who described the invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence as notorious and brazen, however struck out other reliefs sought by Kanu’s legal team, including his repatriation to Kenya and freedom from the detention of the DSS.
Justice Anya also ordered the Federal Government to issue a public apology in three national dailies to Kanu over the illegal invasion of Kanu’s Afaraukwu residence, and that the Federal Government should try and adopt political resolution in dealing with issues involving Kanu.
The Judge made the order as the trial of the IPOB leader on 15-count charge of treasonable felony and terrorism continues at Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja.