Nnamdi Kanu’s case adjourned for judgement [See new date]
The case of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court for Umuahia, Abia State, has been adjourned until 27th of October for judgement.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that IPOB is challenging the Federal Government of Nigeria over the arrest and extradition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria in June 2021.
Kanu is seeking N25 billion naira from Nigerian authorities as damages, among other requests.
During the court session on Tuesday, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, the Special counsel to Kanu and IPOB, brought the United Nations (UN’s) charge to release his client unconditionally to the court’s notice.
“Until the respondents provide warrant of extradition or arrest, Kanu’s arrest remains highly illegal and unconstitutional,” Ejimakor said.
The legal practitioner also faulted the September 2017 military invasion of Kanu’s home, saying “If Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his family and community were not harassed and scores killed in 2017 by the Nigerian military, we wouldn’t be here hearing cases.”