- A suit filed against the federal government by the Indigenous People of Biafra has been dismissed
- The suit was dismissed by a court in the District of Columbia, United States
- The group had sought the payment of 40% of the $550 million Abacha loot
The suit filed by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the federal government and 15 others seeking millions of dollars compensation has been dismissed by a court in the District of Columbia, United States.
Vanguard reports that the group, through its plaintiff, Godson M Nnaka, had sought the payment of 40% of the $550 million Abacha loot.
NAIJ.com gathers that the chief of Army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; director general of Department of State Service (DSS), Lawal Daura; former inspector general of police, Solomon Arase; and his successor, Ibrahim Idris, were the respondents in the suit.
Others respondents were governors of Abia and Anambra states, Okezie Ikpeazu and Willie Obiano.
Alleging rights violation, torture and killing of its members who were on peaceful protest at different times and locations between 2016 and 2017, IPOB had filed the case against the defendants in the US court.
The group had alleged that the respondents conspired and agreed to kill their members in order to crush Biafra and terrorise them.
The case was, however, dismissed by the trial judge, Dabney Friedrich, for lack of jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that former governor of Abia state and a business mogul, Orji Uzor Kalu, said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) held a false opinion about him and advised the separatist movement not to forget their lines so soon.
Kalu was responding to the different statements emanating from the publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, and lawyer to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on their reactions to an interview he allegedly granted on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
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