The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has filed a 50 million naira lawsuit against the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) for violating his fundamental rights to dignity.
According to reports, Mr Maxwell Opara, one of the lawyers defending Nnamdi Kanu in the suit titled FHC/ABJ/CS/1018/2021, stated that he was on August 30, subjected to various degrading treatments when he visited Kanu in a DSS facility.
The counsel, who also listed the DSS, as the 2nd respondent in the suit is praying the court to award him N50 million as compensation for the infringement on his fundamental right to dignity.
Opara is also praying the court for an order of perpetual injunction restraining the two respondents and their representatives from further disturbing or interfering with his rights to dignity.
He also wants them restrained from interfering with his liberty and freedom of movement by any further harassment, intimidation and humiliation during his routine visits to their detention facility to see his client.
Further reports revealed that the counsel alleged that when he visited the DSS facility to see Kanu, he was forced to remove his medicated eye glasses, wedding ring, belt, jacket and shoes.