Nigerian Army Speaks On Paying N1bn Nnamdi Kanu Compensation

Counsel to the Nigerian Army, Amos Tony, says the last has not been heard regarding the judgement directing the compensation of Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu with N1billion for violating his fundamental human rights.

Truetells Nigeria reports that a Federal High Court in Umuahia had on Wednesday also asked the government and the Army to apologise to Kanu for the illegal invasion of his home in September 2017 during Operation Python Dance II.

The presiding judge, Justice Benson Anya, described the invasion of the residence of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader in Afaraukwu, Abia State as notorious and brazen.

Justice Anya advised the government to adopt a political resolution in dealing with issues involving the IPOB leader.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday, Tony said the army would respond accordingly after studying the judgment and determining the next line of action.

The lawyer added that he was waiting for a copy of the judgment which he would transmit to his client for necessary action.


Truetells Nigeria gathered that the judge moved the case to the 16th of February, 2022 to hear the applications of the pro-Biafra activist.

Nnamdi Kanu had pleaded not guilty to the treasonable felony charges levelled against him.

But after taking his plea, the Prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, informed the court that he was ready to proceed with the trial.

He stated that he had brought two witnesses to testify against the defendant.

However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, revealed that he had on Tuesday evening, filed a 43-paged Preliminary Objection for the charge to be quashed and struck out without the matter proceeding to trial.


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