Court fixes date for judgment on Nnamdi Kanu’s suit

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Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia has fixed 19th January, 2022 for the judgment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental human rights suit.

This was contained in a press statement issued by Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, made available to journalists on Tuesday night.

The statement said, “For the information of the media and the general public, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit pending before the High Court of Abia State has been set down for judgment on 19th January, 2022.”

The suit was filed against the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and six others, seeking stoppage of Kanu’s prosecution and release from detention. At issue is Kanu’s extraordinary rendition from Kenya to Nigeria in June 2021.

Recalls that the suit was heard and concluded on the merits on 10th December, 2021 before Justice Benson Anya of the High Court of Abia State in Umuahia.

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The statement also stated that, “The suit which I initiated on 27th August, 2021 is seeking the following orders:

“1, 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.

“2, A DECLARATION that the arrest of Mazi 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.

“3, A DECLARATION 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.

“4, A DECLARATION 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.

“5, AN ORDER OF INJUNCTION restraining the Nigerian government from taking any further step in the prosecution of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Charge No: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015 (Federal Republic of Nigeria v. Nnamdi Kanu) pursuant to his unlawful his expulsion from Kenya to Nigeria.

“6, AN ORDER mandating and compelling the the Nigerian government to forthwith release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention and to restore him to his liberty, same being his state of being as of 19th June, 2021; and to thereupon repatriate him to Britain, his country of domicile and citizenship.

“7, AN ORDER mandating and compelling the the Nigerian government to issue an official Letter of Apology to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for the infringement of his fundamental rights and publication of said Letter of Apology in three (3) national dailies.”

Kanu, a pro-Biafra separatist agitator who is standing trial against the Nigerian government, will also appear before the Federal High Court in Abuja on January 18.

1 Comment

  1. These people they are totally bad against the human,I Hy never ever seen a country where criminal like inamdi KANU that as results of his criminality course a lot human life and also the same person are also called a hero by some though who want him to be free for all the distruction and killings that he take responsibile .

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