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Court Fixes Jan 19 For Judgment In Kanu’s Human Rights Case

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An Abia High Court sitting in Umuahia has announced January 19th, 2022, for judgment in a fundamental rights suit between the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s and the Federal Government which is pending before it.

 The suit, which was before Justice Benson Anya of the High Court of Abia State in Umuahia, was heard and concluded on merit on December 10, 2021.

 According to Aloy Ejimakor, special counsel to Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who initiated the suit on August 27, 2021, the suit, among others, is seeking a declaration: ‘That the military invasion of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Abia State in September 2017 by the Nigerian government is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights to life, dignity of his person, his personal liberty and fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

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 ‘That the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya by agents of the Nigerian government without due process of law is arbitrary, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

 ‘That the torture and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya by agents of the Nigerian government is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the his fundamental rights against torture and to fair hearing, as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

‘That the expulsion of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria by the Nigerian government and his consequent detention and planned prosecution in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 (Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Nnamdi Kanu) is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of his fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion and detention, and to fair hearing, as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’.

The Eastern Updates also reports that the suit is also seeking an order of injunction restraining the Nigerian government from taking any further step in the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 (Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Nnamdi Kanu) pursuant to his unlawful expulsion from Kenya to Nigeria.

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