A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday ordered the federal government to pay N5 million to Maxwell Opara, one of the lawyers for the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for violating his rights.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Opara had in September 2021 dragged the Department of State Services (DSS) to court demanding damages.
Opara claimed the DSS violated his fundamental human right to dignity when he visited Kanu last week.
He asked the court to compel the DSS and its Director-General to issue a written apology and publish same in two national daily newspapers. Now, he’s won in court, as the judge, Justice Zainab Abubakar ruled in his favour.
“Hello Friends you recall that on the 6th day of September 2021, I narrated my ordeal and the unfortunate incident that occurred on my visit to my client: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS Office Head Quaters Abuja. Recall that on my post relating the flagrant violation of my fundamental right, I explained and gave detailed event. With utmost joy and hope in our Justice system, I want to announce that Hon.Justice Zainab B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court 4 declared and held that the act of the DSS is a flagrant violation of my right and upon this premise, a cost of N5million was awarded against DSS in my favour and published an unreserved apology to me in the Daily Newspaper,” Opara announced on his known Facebook page.