Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s N25b suit till May

The suit against Federal Government by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu at a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia North local area of Abia State capital has been adjourned to May 12.

Kanu, through his counsel, Barr. Aloy Ejimakor, had instituted a N25bn against the Federal Government, seeking the enforcement of his client’s fundamental human rights which they said was violated by the federal government.

The IPOB leader, in the suit FHC/UM/CS/30/2022, sought an order of the court to declare his arrest in Kenya by the respondents’ agents without due process of law arbitrary.

The suit is also seeking an order to declare as unlawful, the “enforced disappearance of the Applicant for eight days and their refusal to produce the Applicant before a Kenyan Court for the purpose of Applicant’s extradition as unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental right against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter.”

It also seeks ” a declaration that the detention of the Applicant in a non-official secret facility in Kenya and the torture of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents’ agents is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental right against unlawful detention, torture and to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter”.

Other prayers by Kanu include: ” that, pursuant to Article 12(4) of the Charter, the expulsion (or extraordinary rendition) of the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria by the Respondents without a decision taken in accordance with the law of Kenya is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental right to fair hearing and not to be expelled from a State Party to the Charter except by virtue of a decision taken in accordance with the law, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter

“A declaration that any criminal prosecution of the Applicant the purpose of which the Respondents unlawfully expelled the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant’s fundamental right to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter.

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