Friday, January 21

Court fixes November for Kanu’s fundamental rights suit against Buhari govt

Abia State High Court has set a date for hearing of the suit by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu challenging his rearrest and rendition by the Nigerian government.

Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, in a statement on Thursday, disclosed that the  court has set 2nd November 2021 for hearing of the pending suit.

He said the Nigerian government is expected to move their extant application for extension of time to file their defense to the suit.

The statement reads: “For the information of the general public, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit pending before the High Court of Abia State has been assigned and set down for hearing on 2nd November, 2021.

“On this date, the Nigerian Government and its Attorney-General will be expected to move their extant application for extension of time to file their defense to the suit and my opposition to the application.

“It is my intention to, on the spot, move for a Ruling on their application for extension of time, so that the case can proceed quickly to the next level, which is expected to be a definitive hearing on the substantive matter.

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“Fundamental Rights suits are intended to be concluded quickly, especially in situations such as this where my Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (the Applicant) is currently incarcerated.”

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