Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit filed at the Abia State High Court has been adjourned to October 7, 2021 following the refusal of the Buhari dictatorship to appear in court.
The dictatorship had deployed heavily armed security forces at the premises of the court on Tuesday, September 21, as vacation judge Justice KCJ Okereke looked set to hear the fundamental rights suit.
On August 27, 2021, Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, had filed the fundamental human rights action asking the court to compel the Buhari dictatorship to return Nnamdi Kanu to Kenya where the regime kidnapped him. A compensation of N5 billion was also demanded from the Buhari dictatorship for the gross violation of the activist’s fundamental human rights.
It was discovered during the hearing that of the eight respondents in the suit, only two had filed a defence: SSS headquarters Abuja and Umuahia. Even then, their defence was filed completely out of time which contributed in Justice KCJ Okereke adjourning the suit.
Addressing journalists at the court soon after the adjournment of the suit, Aloy Ejimakor expressed optimism in the Abia State High Court to uphold the rule of law by enforcing Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental human rights.
The lawyer said Nnamdi Kanu’s rights have consistently been violated by Nigeria’s federal government, including the criminal invasion of his home in Umuahia in 2017 and his extraordinary rendition in late June this year.