Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Kanu Urges ECOWAS Court To Order The FG To Pay Him $800m As Compensation

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who has been in detention since October 14, 2015, is urging the ECOWAS Court (Economic Community of West African States) in a suit filed through his lawyer Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, to oblige the Federal Government of Nigeria to pay him $800 million as compensation for the violation of his human rights.
Kanu told the court during the hearing that Radio Biafra Limited is a duly registered company under the United Kingdom Companies Act, 2006 and certified by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.
Also, IPOB, which Kanu admitted he founded, was registered in over 30 countries including the United Kingdom with registration number 9141882 under the United Kingdom Companies Act 2006.
He described his treatment in detention by the operatives of the DSS (Department of State Services) as the worst dehumanisation, degrading treatment and torture” and that his hands and legs were chained.
As seen on Vanguard, Kanu wants the Federal Government to compensate him for his human rights violations as he urge the ECOWAS Court to give;
“an order directing the defendants and/or their agents individually and/or collectively to pay $800 million to the plaintiff for the gross violation of his human rights, the subject matter of this suit, and to provide other forms of reparation, which may take the form of restitution, satisfaction or guarantees of non-repetition, and other forms of reparation that the honourable court may deem fit to grant.”