Federal Government on Tuesday failed to appear in court in the fundamental rights suit filed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at the Abia State High Court.
Infoexpert24 reports that following the Federal Government’s failure to appear in court, the case has been adjourned to October 7.
The counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, had on August 27 2021 filed the cases demanding that the FG return Nnamdi Kanu to Kenya where he was “abducted” from.
It also demanded N5 billion from the government over alleged gross violation of Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights.
During the supposed hearing, it was discovered that out of the eight respondents, only two – the DSS in Abuja and Umuahia – have filed their reply to the Suit but their processes were filed out of time which promoting Justice KCJ Okereke to adjourn the case.
Speaking to journalists at the court on Tuesday, Barrister Ejimakor expressed confidence in the capacity of the Abia High Court to uphold the law by enforcing Kanu’s human rights.
Ejimakor said, “there is an unbroken chain of federal government’s violations of Kanu’s constitutional rights that began with the lethal military invasion of his home in Umuahia and his flight to safety in 2017 and his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in late June 2021”.