Justice Z.B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered for the unconditional release of Mazi Solomon Onyegbule, one of the supporters of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The court also awarded N50 million as “compensatory and exemplary damages.”
The lawyer to Kanu and IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said this in a statement he issued on Tuesday evening, accompanied by the Certified True Copy of the judgment.
He said, “While delivering judgment in suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/137/2022, we had filed on behalf of Solomon Onyegbule, the court directed the Inspector-General of Police to unconditionally release Mazi Onyegbule from their custody forthwith.
“The Court further awarded the sum of N50 million only in favour of Solomon Onyegbule as compensatory and exemplary damages. “The court also ordered the Inspector General of Police tenders a public apology to Mazi Solomon in one national newspaper.
“We shall keep doing everything within our powers to ensure that Umuchineke unlawfully detained in various facilities of the security agencies across the country are released and compensated for their unlawful arrests and detentions.”