By Chidi Anuduchukwu, Umuahia
–Pix (above; L-R): Bar Aloy Ejimakor and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s extraordinary rendition suit filed on his behalf by his Special Counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, was today, April 27, in Umuahia, adjourned to 12th May, 2022.
This was sequel to the failure of the Federal Government, the President and the Attorney General of the Federation to file a written address on point of law as was directed by the Court on March 25th, 2022.
Recall that when the matter first came up for hearing before the Federal High Court in Umuahia, on March 25th, 2022, the court had on its own motion, directed the parties to address it (the court) on whether it has territorial jurisdiction or not, based on the fundamental rights violations alleged against the Federal Government of Nigeria which occurred in Kenya.
At that last hearing, the court had adjourned the matter for hearing the parties on their written addresses on the territorial jurisdiction to the 27th of April, 2022, which is today.
But when the matter was called up today for hearing, it emerged that the respondents, namely the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the President and the Attorney General of the Federation did not file the written address on point of law as was directed by the court on March 25th, 2022.
For this reason, Barrister Amos Enoch, leading other lawyers from the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, who appeared for the three respondents, pleaded with the court to grant the respondents an extension of time to file their written addresses, which the court granted and adjourned the matter for hearing on the written addresses of the parties to 12th May, 2022.
In the originating suit filed by Barrister Ejimakor, he was seeking for the enforcement of the Fundamental Rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu against unlawful arrest, torture, unlawful detention, unlawful disappearance, his right to fair hearing and above all, his right against unlawful expulsion otherwise known as extraordinary rendition.
Among the reliefs sought by Barrister Ejimakor are: an order of court prohibiting the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu on the strength of the unlawful rendition; his repatriation to his last place of abode abroad or to his country of nationality – Britain; and N25billion damages as well as an official apology./SHARE THIS
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