Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Drags DSS To Court For Alleged Human Rights Violation
One of the lawyers for the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, Maxwell Opara, has dragged the Department of State Services, DSS, before the Federal High Court Abuja for allegedly violating his fundamental human right.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1018/2021, Opara is demanding compensation of N50 million for the infringement on his right to dignity of the human person.
Opara alleged that the DSS interfered with his right during his routine visit to his client who was being detained in the DSS facility.
Consequently, he also prayed the court to compel the DSS and its Director-General to issue a written apology and publish same in two national daily newspapers.
Opara is also seeking an order of perpetual injunction restraining the DSS and its representatives from interfering with his right to dignity of the human person and freedom of movement during his routine visit to his client.
He is also praying for “a declaration that the Respondents whilst in the execution of their duties must respect the fundamental rights of citizens and accordingly abide by the provisions of Chapter 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and the provisions of the Africa Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act.
Also joined in the suit is the Director-General of the DSS. No date has been assigned yet for the suit.