The fundamental rights suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at the Abia State High Court has been adjourned to October 7 following the inability of the Federal Government to appear before the court today.
There was heavy presence of security agents at the court premises located at Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, the state capital, on Tuesday morning as a vacation judge, Justice KCJ Okereke was set to hear the case.
The counsel to Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, had on August 27 2021 filed the cases demanding that the FG return the secessionist to Kenya where he was “abducted” from.
It also demanded N5 billion from the government over alleged gross violation of Nnamdi Knau’s fundamental rights.
But it turned out that out of the eight respondents, only two – the DSS in Abuja and Umuahia – have filed their reply to the Suit, prompting presiding judge 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.
He 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”.