A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed November 18 for hearing the N20bn suit filed by the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, against the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date for hearing the suit, which also names the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, as a defendant.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Kanu, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had filed a writ of summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1702/222.
The application, dated and filed on September 23, listed Malami and Abubakar as the first and second defendants, respectively.
Ejimakor sought “a declaration that the defendant’s arrest and imprisonment of the plaintiff (Kanu) at a location in Kenya and the subsequent imprisonment of the plaintiff in the aircraft that conveyed him from Kenya to Nigeria amounted to false arrest and false imprisonment.
“A declaration of this honourable court that the defendants acted in bad faith and/or abused their public offices in falsely arresting and falsely imprisoning the plaintiff at the said location in Kenya and said aircraft.
“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants to, jointly and severally, pay to the plaintiff the sum of N20,000,000,000.00 being general and exemplary damages.
“An order of this honourable court directing the defendants to separately write and deliver to the plaintiff an unreserved personal letter of apology.”
He prayed that the letters of apology should be prominently and boldly published full-page in two Nigerian newspapers of national circulation.
He also sought an order of the court directing the defendants to pay the cost of the suit, among other things.