The lawsuit seeking the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, by the Nigerian government, filed by his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, at an Abia State High Court was today adjourned till November 19, 2021.
Mazi Nnamdi is seeking N5billion from the federal government over the invasion of his house by the Nigerian security forces, and that his fundamental human rights were violated in Afara and in Kenya where he was “intercepted” by the Nigerian security personnel.
The suit, was slated for Tuesday, has eight reliefs which included “a declaration that the arrest of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents or their agents without due process of law is arbitrary, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental rights against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter.
However, Ejimakor told reporters on Tuesday morning that the suit had been adjourned to November 19.
His word, “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights suit which was set for today, 2nd November has been adjourned by Abia High Court.
“I’m saddened by this untoward development over a suit that seeks the unconditional release of Kanu from his illegal detention”.
The Chief Judge of the Abia State Justice Onuoha A.K Ogwe, who is handling the case was reportedly absent at today’s court session, prompting the clerk to adjourn the matter to November 19, 2021.
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