Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Human Rights Suit To Nov 19


Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Sues DSS Over Alleged Human Rights Violation, Demands N50m As DamagesA Federal High Court in Abia State has adjourned a suit filed on behalf of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu against the Federal Government on matters relating to infringement of human rights.

A member of Kanu’s legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor disclosed the latest development in an interview with ThePunch on Tuesday.

In June, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial and was remanded in DSS custody after he was re-arraigned before the judge.

Kanu, is facing charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, illegal possession of arms, among others, before Justice Binta Nyako of Federal High Court in Abuja.

MDB had reported that
Kanu through his lawyers had filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian government and the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami, SAN.

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The suit is regarding matters relating to the IPOB leader’s extradition, alleged maltreatment by security operatives and his release.

According to suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1018/2021, which was filed on Monday, it was alleged that his fundamental human rights were violated during a visit to Kanu in DSS custody on August 30.

The court had assigned the suit for hearing on November 2, 2021.

However, Ejimakor told the publication that the suit had been adjourned to a later date.

He said;

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s human rights suit which was slated for November 2, 2021, has been adjourned to November 19, 2021, by the Federal High Court in Abia.

We are saddened by this development which primarily seeks the unconditional release of Kanu from his illegal detentions.

The IPOB leader is currently in the facilities of the Department of State Services while awaiting trial by the Federal Government.

IPOB had called for a one-week sit-at-home in solidarity and for his unconditional release.

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