The District of Columbia(DC)court in the United States, has recently revoked the suit filed by the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB)against the federal government of nigeria.
The Indigenous Poeople of Biafra(IPOB) has through a Nigerian Texas based attorney,Godson M Nnaka filed a case against the federal government of nigeria,over rights violation,torture and killing of its members,who were at a peaceful protest at different times and locations.between 2016 and 2017.
The suit was reported to have included 15 other people, and it sought for some millions of dollars as compensation and also a 40percent of $550 million,Abacha loot.
The defendants, were Chief of Armystaff,Lieutanant General Turkur Buratai,Director General of The State Security Service(SSS) Lawal Dura,former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase,and his successor Ibrahim Idris,Governor of Anambra Willie Obiano,and The Governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu.
However,the case was allegedly annulled for lack of jurisdiction,by the Trial Judge, Dabney Friedrich,stating that officials of the Nigerian government enjoy foreign immunity.
The case was reportedly filed by counsel to IPOB,DC Attorneys, Fein and Delvalle PLLC,while the Attorney General of the fedeartion(AGF) Abubakar Malami,retained the services of Anthony O Egbase of(A0E)Law and associate to represent Nigeria.
The IPOB clearly alleged that the defendants planned to kill all biafra civilians,so as to crush and terrorize them,through extra judicial killings of the Biafrans,involved in a peaceful protest on the Biafran patriot day on May 30 2017.
The US court also revoked another case against Nigeria,which aims to deter the US from returning the Abacha loot of $550m to the country.
In the case marked 1:16-cv-01400-JDB,filed by Nnaka,was dismissed by the court,making way for reimbursement of the funds .