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Like Igboho, Kanu’ll Get Justice – Lawyer Says As Court Hears IPOB Leader’s Suit Against Nigerian Government

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 Like Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu’ll Get Justice – Lawyer Says As Court docket Hears IPOB Chief’s Go well with In opposition to Nigerian Authorities Aloy Ejimakor, counsel …

 Like Igboho, Nnamdi Kanu’ll Get Justice – Lawyer Says As Court docket Hears IPOB Chief’s Go well with In opposition to Nigerian Authorities

Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has assured that his consumer can be victorious in his go well with towards the Nigerian Authorities because the Excessive Court docket of Abia State resumes listening to of the case at this time.

The lawyer made this disclosure in a chat with Punch on Monday. 

He additionally asserted that the pro-Biafra chief’s case was much like that of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.

Ejimakor mentioned that the September 17 judgment of an Oyo State Excessive Court docket which awarded, amongst others, N20billion in damages towards the Division of State Providers for the invasion of Igboho’s Ibadan residence and destruction of his property, was instructive that his consumer would safe victory earlier than Justice Ok. C. J. Okereke of the Excessive Court docket of Abia State.

SaharaReporters had reported that Kanu, by way of his lawyer on September 7, requested the court docket to award him N5billion as damages for the breach of his basic human rights which started with the 2017 extrajudicial try on his life in Abia, his “abduction” in Kenya, and his extradition to Nigeria. 

Ejimakor had prayed the court docket to declare that the arrest, torture and detention of Kanu had been unconstitutional. 

He additionally prayed the court docket to declare that Kanu’s expulsion from Kenya to Nigeria, in addition to the navy invasion of his constructing in Abia in 2017, had been unlawful and illegal.

Within the go well with, no HIH/FR14/2021, the respondents embrace the Federal Authorities of Nigeria (1st), Lawyer Common of the Federation (2nd), Chief of Military Workers (third), Inspector-Common of Police (fifth), Director Common, State Safety Providers (seventh) and three others.

The IPOB helmsman had secured an order from the court docket to serve by substituted means an utility for enforcement of his basic rights.

The case which was adjourned to September 21 would come up at this time within the Abia State capital, Umuahia, by 9am.

Talking in court docket on Tuesday, Ejimakor mentioned, “I’ve confidence that the Abia Court docket will uphold the legislation. The Oyo State Excessive Court docket judgment in Igboho’s case (which has similarities to Kanu) is instructive and underscores the huge powers of State Excessive Courts in terms of enforcement of basic rights.”

The lawyer additionally mentioned, “The court docket will examine in its file whether or not proof of service on every of the eight respondents has been filed within the Court docket’s file.

“Provided that the go well with was filed on September 7, it’s anticipated that service of course of will need to have been accomplished by now. And if service was completed, the respondents have 5 days to file their counter-affidavit from the date of completion of service.

“The place a respondent fails to reply inside 5 days, such respondent shall be deemed to have admitted the information averred within the affidavit and judgment shall be entered in favour of Nnamdi Kanu.” 

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