No Evidence DSS Violated Your Right, Court Tells Kanu

The Federal High Court in Abuja, led by justice James Omotosho has held that there is no evidence that the Department of State Services (DSS) violated the right of the leader of  the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to fair hearing.

During the hearing on Monday, The judge took this position as he dismissed the suit filed by Kanu in which he demanded N1 Billion damages for alleged right violation.

Kanu had in the suit marked: FHC/CS/1633/2023 claimed that the Department of State Services DSS and its Director General infringed on his right by not letting his lawyers have an unfettered access to him to get him prepared for his defence in his ongoing trial for terrorism.

Justice Omotosho  however, held that the IPOB leader did not show any credible evidence that the DSS deprived him of having necessary interactions with his lawyers’.

The judge also said there was no credible proof that the DSS officials eavesdropped on Kanu’s conversations with his lawyers as alleged by him.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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