Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s N50bn suit against FG to February 8

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Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja has delayed Nnamdi Kanu’s action against the Federal Government until February 8th, 2024.

Kanu claimed in his lawsuit that the FG kidnapped him from Kenya and brought him to Nigeria for trial.

He also requests an order for his release from the Department of State Services’ custody.

Kanu urged the court to order the FG to pay him N50 billion in damages.

In a preliminary objection filed by the Federal Government and Attorney General of Federation (AGF), they described the suit as an abuse of the court process, urging the court to dismiss its process.

The defendants held that Kanu had filed an earlier suit with similar facts before a Federal High Court in Umuahia.

At the proceedings, Aloy Ejimakor told  the court he had taken over the case from Mike Ozekhome.

The trial judge subsequently directed Ejimakor to find out if a similar matter was not before a sister court or if a judgment had been delivered in a similar suit.

The judge ordered that a hearing notice be issued and served on the defendants who were absent at the proceedings.