Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has filed another N20 billion lawsuit against the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Kanu, through his lawyer Aloy Ejimakor, stated that the AGF defamed the IPOB leader when he said the latter had jumped bail, and demanded N20 billion in damages.
This comes barely four days after Kanu dropped the initial N20bn lawsuit filed against Malami.
In the first suit dated September 23, he testified that “the arrest of the accused and the imprisonment of the plaintiff (Kanu) in a place in Kenya and then in the plane that took him from Kenya to Nigeria were false. false arrest and imprisonment”.
However, in the latest suit on November 21, Kanu sought damages following alleged defamatory and libelous claims against him.
The suit was contained in the letter to Malami: “RE: Pre-action notice and formal request to settle claim for defamation/defamation of character of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu based on your false, defamatory and defamatory publications of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He jumped bail.”
Sharing copies of the document on his Twitter page on Tuesday, Ejimakor said: “Yesterday, I sent a Legal Notice (as required by law) to AGF Malami informing him of my intention to take legal action against him for his defamatory and defamatory statements. That #MNK he jumped bail”.
Kanu, through his lawyer, said Malami’s claim amounted to defamation despite being cleared by a judicial guarantee.
Condemning Malami’s statement, Ejimakor said in the letter: “In view of the said judgment of the Abia State High Court, your above statements were false, malicious and irresponsible and were read and heard all over the world and portrayed our Client in a bad light.”
According to the letter, Kanu sought “N20,000,000,000.00 (Twenty Billion Naira only) being general and exemplary damages;
“An unreserved personal letter of apology which will be prominently and boldly published in two full-page national circulation Nigerian newspapers, namely the Guardian Newspaper and the Sun Newspaper.
“You will draft and deliver a Legal Opinion to your superiors and/or your employers that our Client did not jump bail in view of the January 19, 2022 Judgment of the High Court of Abia State.”