Court Orders Release Of Man Detained Over IPOB, Awards N5Om Compensation

By Adadainfo

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, presided over by Hon Justice Z.B. Abubakar, has ordered the unconditional release of one Mazi Solomon Onyegbule detained in connection with the Indigenous People of Biafra.

While delivering judgment in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/137/2022, the court directed the inspector general of police to unconditionally release Mazi Onyegbule from their custody forthwith.

This was disclosed by Barr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Onyegbule’s lawyer, on Wednesday.

According to Ejiofor, “The court further awarded the sum of N50m only in favour of Solomon Onyegbule as compensatory and examplary damages.

“The court also ordered the IGP to tender a public apology to Mazi Solomon in one national newspaper.”

Ejiofor tweeted, “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.

“Thank you Ezigbo UmuChineke and remain blessed. We move!”

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