Court okays Fani-Kayode, Abaribe’s trial over Nnamdi Kanu’s escape

Nnamdi Kanu IPOB Biafra

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, cleared for commencement a suit seeking an order of mandamus to compel the police and the Department of State Security Service (DSS) to prosecute former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, for allegedly aiding the escape of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from Nigeria.

Justice John Tsoho, in a ruling on an ex parte application, granted leave to the plaintiff, Isiah Ayugu, to commence the suit.

He ordered the suit to be served on the defendants – the DSS, its Director-General, the police and the Inspector-General of Police.

He fixed November 22 for the hearing of the suit.

The suit is also seeking their arrest and prosecution of those who stood sureties for the bail granted Kanu by the Federal High Court in Abuja in April last year, namely Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, Tochukwu Uchendu, and Emmanuel Shallom Ben.

Nnamdi Kanu was in October spotted in Jerusalem one year after escaping from soldiers on Operation Python Dance who raided his family home in Abia State in September 2017.