Court Orders FG To Pay Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer ₦5M Compensation

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The Federal Government has been ordered to pay N5 million compensation to one of the counsels of Nnamdi Kanu, Maxwell Opara leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB by an Abuja Federal High Court on Monday.

The court ordered the Federal Government to pay the sum as compensation for the violation of Opara’s fundamental human rights by the Department of State Services, DSS.

Opara had in September 2021, instituted legal action against the DSS for violating his human right to dignity when he visited Kanu last week.

He prayed the court to prevail on the secret police and its Director-General to apologize to him in two national daily newspapers.

However, Justice Zainab Abubakar ruled in his favour.

Justice Abubakar ruled that the act of the DSS is a flagrant violation of Opara’s right and upon this premise, “a cost of N5 million be paid as compensation.”

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