Kanu decries adjournment of rights violation suit by Federal High Court in Umuahia

[From BONIFACE OKORO, Umuahia]

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed sadness over the adjournment of the N5 billion suit he brought against the Federal Government.

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader

In the suit slated for hearing, Tuesday, November 2, 2021, Kanu is accusing the Federal Government of grossly violating his fundamental human rights and is seeking among other reliefs, an order of the Court for his interim release to enable him seek medical attention as well as an order of the court awarding him N5 billion against the Federal Government.

The suit, filed at an Umuahia High Court, was slated for hearing Tuesday, but was adjourned to November 19, 2021.

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Speaking through one of his lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor who also filed the suit on his behalf at Abia State High Court, Kanu said he was dissatisfied with the adjournment..

“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights Suit which was set for today (2nd Nov) has been adjourned to 19th November 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,” Ejimakor wrote via his known twitter account.

The lawyer had, on August 27, 2021, filed the case, demanding that the Federal Government return Kanu to Kenya where he was “abducted” and also demanded N5 billion from the government over alleged gross violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights.

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At the last hearing of this matter on September 21, 2021, the vacation judge had made a ruling transferring the case to the Chief Judge of Abia State High Court for assignment.

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