The Abia State High Court sitting in the capital, Umuahia, has concluded the hearing of ₦5 billion fundamental human rights suit filed by the illegally detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The fundamental human rights suit, filed by Kanu’s counsel Aloy Ejimakor on behalf of his client, is questioning the legality of Nnamdi Kanu’s repatriation from Kenya to Nigeria.
The suit, filed against the Buhari tyranny, Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation and six other respondents condemns the manner in which Kanu was abducted from Kenya to Nigeria in what has been termed as extraordinary rendition.
Ejimakor said that the overall objective of the suit is to prohibit the prosecution of Nnamdi Kanu and to secure his release from illegal custody, because the continuation of the trial would mean that the Buhari tyranny has been wrongly rewarded for the cruel illegality in the extraordinary rendition that his client was subjected to.
However, the respondents who include the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army and the lawless State Security Services [SSS] filed preliminary objections to question the competence of the High Court to hear matters pertaining to the Federal Government.
After oral arguments, the presiding judge Justice Benson Anya informed parties that a hearing notice will be issued, detailing when the court will sit again to deliver its judgement.