A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, 4th April 2022, ordered the Department of State Service, DSS, to pay the sum of ₦5m to Mr Maxwell Opara, one of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer.
The Nigeria’s secret police, in a court judgement that was delivered by Justice Zainab Abubakar, was asked to pay the sum for violating his fundamental human right to dignity when he visited Kanu in August 2021
The DSS was also asked to tender a written apology and also publish the same apology to Mr Opara in a national news paper. He shared the good news of the court’s ruling on his facebook page today, in a post which reads;
Hello Friends you recall that on the 6th day of September 2021, I narrated my ordeal and the unfortunate incident that occurred on my visit to my client: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at the DSS Office Head Quaters Abuja.
Recall that on my post relating the flagrant violation of my fundamental right, I explained and gave detailed event. With utmost joy and hope in our Justice system,
I want to announce that Hon.Justice Zainab B. Abubakar of the Federal High Court 4 declared and held that the act of the DSS is a flagrant violation of my right and upon this premise, a cost of N5million was awarded against DSS in my favour and published an unreserved apology to me in the Daily News Paper. Maxwell Opara Esq.