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Nnamdi Kanu demands N20bn compensation, apologies from Malami for saying he “jumped bail” despite Court clearance

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 Nnamdi Kanu calls for N20bn compensation, apologies from Malami for saying he “jumped bail” regardless of Courtroom clearance The chief of t…

 Nnamdi Kanu calls for N20bn compensation, apologies from Malami for saying he “jumped bail” regardless of Courtroom clearance

The chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has demanded N20 billion as compensation from the Lawyer Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

Kanu demanded compensation following alleged defamatory and libellous claims towards him.

Talking by means of his Particular Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, the IPOB chief, stated Malami’s declare that he jumped bail regardless of a court docket order clearing him was libellous.

Recall that the navy had invaded Kanu’s premises at Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Abia State on tenth September, 2017, and this led to him fleeing the nation.

The alleged invasion was contested and tagged a violation of Kanu’s basic human proper.

However, the courts dominated that the invasion was illegal, unlawful, and unconstitutional.

Talking on the problem, Malami was quoted as saying: “To launch or to not launch Nnamdi Kanu is a perform of regulation and the rule of regulation for that matter. In arriving at a choice on whether or not to launch or not launch, is one; you have a look at the rule of regulation, two; you have a look at the general public and the nationwide curiosity, three; you have a look at the safety scenario, 4; you have a look at the worldwide diplomacy.

“Let me speak first of the rule of regulation. That is somebody that has been granted bail on account of expenses which have been most well-liked towards him on the court docket. Somebody leaping bail to the worldwide group, a case of a fugitive is established towards the background of leaping the bail.

“Two, arising from the nationwide safety, that is somebody that’s charged with treason, incitement and destruction of civil authority, homicide and assassination of others on account of his incitement, that boils all the way down to problems with nationwide safety and criminality.

“Three, on account of worldwide diplomacy, that is somebody that has towards his individual, used the worldwide group or a overseas nation to launch an assault towards a nation, towards his nation for that matter.

“So all these naturally come into play to find out what to do. So in case you have, by means of judicial processes, established a number of instances of treason, murder, and bail-jumping, amongst others, the truth that you’ve gotten certainly succeeded in a single case as towards a number of others which are pending, goes to ascertain the truth that that case can’t be the one foundation and criterion for figuring out whether or not you’re entitled to be launched or not.”

Condemning Malami’s comment, Ejimakor stated: “Regardless of the clear exoneration from leaping bail contained within the Judgment exhibited and quoted above, you’ve gotten, after nineteenth January 2022 when this judgment was rendered, defamed and libelled our Consumer by your a number of utterances and publications (in nationwide dailies) the place you falsely said that our Consumer jumped bail.

“In view of the stated judgment of the Abia State Excessive Courtroom, your above utterances have been false, malicious and reckless and so they have been learn and heard worldwide and portrayed our Consumer in gentle.

Ejimakor said this in a letter addressed to Malami tagged: “RE: Pre-action discover and formal demand for settlement of the declare of defamation/libel of the character of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu grounded in your false, defamatory and libelous publications that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail.”

The letter reads partly: “The sum of N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira solely) being basic and exemplary damages.

“An unreserved private letter of apology, to be prominently and boldly revealed full-page in two Nigerian Newspapers of nationwide circulation, specifically: Guardian Newspaper and Solar Newspaper.

“You shall write and ship to your superior officer(s) and/or your employer(s) a Authorized Opinion to the impact that our Consumer didn’t soar bail in view of the nineteenth January 2022 Judgment of the Excessive Courtroom of Abia State.

“The foregoing calls for are with out prejudice to different choices or phrases for settlement that you could be counter-propose in response to this Letter. We, due to this fact, request that, with a view to settling this declare out of court docket, you reply to this Letter by Authorized Mail (to the e-mail on this Letterhead) inside three (3) days of the receipt of this Letter. Within the occasion that you simply fail to take action, our Consumer shall instantly start authorized proceedings towards you with none additional discover.”

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