The court presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike on Tuesday reserved the ruling till October 27, 2022
A Federal High Court, sitting in Umuahia, Abia State has adjourned the case of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to October 27 for judgement.
The court presided over by Justice Evelyn Anyadike on Tuesday reserved the ruling till October 27, 2022, on Kanu’s eight-point application over the Nigerian government’s attack on his country home and extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
SaharaReporters had reported that the IPOB leader is challenging the Nigerian government over his extraordinary rendition, and arrest from Kenya to Nigeria in June 2021.
In addition to other demands, the IPOB organisation is asking Nigerian authorities for N25billion in damages.
The Special Counsel to Kanu and IPOB, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, brought the United Nations (UN) request for his client's unconditional release to the court's attention during the Tuesday court session.
“Until the respondents provide a 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.”
Last year, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, announced that Kanu “was intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services” and consequently extradited to Nigeria.
The IPOB leader has been in DSS custody since his arrest and extradition and is currently on trial for a treasonable felony.