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Nnamdi Kanu Vs Buhari Govt: Court Makes Pronouncement Over IPOB Leader’s Arrest In Kenya

On Wednesday, a Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, delayed Nnamdi Kanu’s extraordinary rendition case until May 12, 2022.

Kanu filed the complaint on behalf of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, through his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor.

It will be recalled that when this matter was heard before the court for the first time on March 25, 2022, the court directed the parties to address whether the court has territorial jurisdiction or not based on the allegations of violations of fundamental rights against the Federal Government of Nigeria that occurred in Kenya.

At the last hearing, the Court postponed the issue until April 27, 2022, to hear the parties on written addresses on territorial jurisdiction.

For this reason, Barrister Amos Enoch, leading other lawyers from the office of the Attorney General who appeared for the three respondents, pleaded with the Court to grant the respondents an extension of time to file their written addresses.

And upon consideration, the Court granted their request and adjourned the matter for hearing on the written addresses of the parties to May 12, 2022.

In the originating suit filed by Ejimakor, he is seeking the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of Kanu against unlawful arrest, torture, unlawful detention, unlawful disappearance, his right to a fair hearing, and above all, his right against unlawful expulsion, otherwise known as extraordinary rendition.

Among the reliefs sought by Barrister Ejimakor are An order of Court prohibiting the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu on the strength of the unlawful rendition; his repatriation to his last place of abode abroad or to his country of nationality, Britain; and N25 billion damages and an official apology.

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