The leader of the indigenous people of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu has demanded the sum of Twenty Billion Naira N20bn compensation, and a public apology from the attorney general of federation,and the Nigerian minister of justice Abubakar Malami for saying he “jumped bail” despite Court clearance.
This fresh demand was made through the lawyer of Nnamdi Kanu Barrister Aloy Ejimakor and in a letter which was addressed to Malawi on Tuesday.
Recall that Malawi on 27th of October 2022 while answering questions on a national TV , after Kanu has been discharged and acquitted by a three man panel committee of the appeal Court,on 13th October 2022 , and the reason Kanu is still being detained said that;
“To release or not to release Nnamdi Kamu is a function of law and the rule of law for that matter. In arriving at a decision whether to release or not release, is one you look at the rule of law, two; you look at the public and the national interest, three: you look at the security situation, four you look at the international diplomacy
“Let me talk first of the rule of law. This is someone that has been granted bail on account of charges that have been preferred against him at the court Someone jumping hail to international community, a case of fugitive is established against the background of jumping the bail.
Condemning Malami’s remark, Ejimakor said: “Despite the clear exoneration from jumping bail contained in the Judgment exhibited and quoted above, you have, after 19th January 2022 when this judgment was rendered, defamed and libelled our Client by your several utterances and publications (in national dailies) where you falsely stated that our Client jumped bail.
Ejimakor stated this in a letter addressed to Malami tagged: “RE: Pre-action notice and formal demand for settlement of the claim of defamation/libel of the character of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu grounded on your false, defamatory and libelous publications that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu jumped bail.”
“The sum of N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira only) being general and exemplary damages.
“An unreserved personal letter of apology, to be prominently and boldly published full-page in two Nigerian Newspapers of national circulation, namely: Guardian Newspaper and Sun Newspaper.