FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS SUIT: IPOB DEMANDS COMPENSATION FOR DEAD MEMBERS

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Members of Indigenous People of Biafra are asking the Federal High Court in Abuja to declare that the arrest and detention of some of their members by the security agents violate their rights as guaranteed by the 1999 constitution. They made this known through their counsel, Okere Kindom while also demanding for 100 million naira compensation to each of their members that were allegedly killed by the Army and police personnel during their protest.

Some Members of IPOB were allegedly shot and killed by the security operatives during their protest in some states in the southeast and south-south region where they were protesting the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The applicants’ counsel is arguing that the protesters were only exercising their rights to peaceful assembly, freedom of association and rights to self-determination as guaranteed in section 39 of the1999 constitution.

At the hearing of the matter, the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered the applicants’ counsel to serve defendants in the suit all the necessary court processes.

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