Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria Authorities fails to seem in courtroom as case adjourned to October 7 Amid tight safety, the Abia State Excessive Courtroom, Umu…
Nnamdi Kanu: Nigeria Authorities fails to seem in courtroom as case adjourned to October 7
Amid tight safety, the Abia State Excessive Courtroom, Umuahia on Tuesday, September 21, adjourned Nnamdi Kanu’s elementary rights go well with filed earlier than the courtroom on August 27 by his counsel, Aloy Ejimakor. The matter got here up earlier than the holiday choose, Justice KCJ Okereke.
Talking to the media, Barrister Ejimakor expressed confidence within the capability of the Abia Excessive Courtroom to uphold the regulation by implementing Kanu’s human rights.
‘There may be an unbroken chain of federal authorities’s violations of Kanu’s constitutional rights that began with the deadly army invasion of his residence in Umuahia and his flight to security in 2017 and his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in late June 2021,’ Ejimakor stated.
At immediately’s listening to, it emerged that out of the eight respondents, solely two – the DSS in Abuja and Umuahia – have filed their reply to the go well with however their processes had been filed out of time. Nothing was obtained from the opposite six respondents, which incorporates the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Lawyer-Common of the Federation and the Nigerian Military.
It additionally emerged that an apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the Alaigbo Improvement Basis (ADF) has filed an software looking for go away of the courtroom to file an amicus (good friend of courtroom) transient in assist of Kanu. Barrister Ejimakor appeared for Kanu in firm of a number of legal professionals, two of whom had been launched as Barristers Patrick Agazie and Wilson Kalu. Additionally in courtroom to look at the proceedings was Mazi Igboayaka Igboayaka, the President of Ohanaeze Youths Worldwide, who advised the media that he had come to reveal solidarity of Ohanaeze Youths with Nnamdi Kanu within the go well with.
In making his ruling for adjournment of the matter, the choose famous that Kanu shall be entitled to sure reliefs towards any celebration that fails to well timed reply to the go well with.
When queried on the possibilities of success of the go well with, Barrister Ejimakor drew some inspiration from the September 17 elementary rights judgment of Oyo State Excessive Courtroom in favor of Sunday Adeyemo (Igboho) and towards the Federal Authorities.
Ejimakor stated that ‘the Oyo State Excessive Courtroom judgment in Igboho’s case (which is analogous to Kanu) restates the locus classicus on the large jurisdiction of state excessive courts in relation to enforcement of the basic rights stipulated beneath the Nigerian Structure and the African Constitution.’
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