The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has floored the Nigerian government at the Abia State High Court in his fundamental rights suit.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that the special counsel to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, made this known in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Wednesday.
He stated that the presiding judge, Justice Ben Anya rejected the federal government’s challenge of its jurisdiction to hear Kanu’s case.
Recall that Ejimakor had urged the court to declare the invasion of the residence of the IPOB leader in Abia State in 2017 as unlawful and an infringement of his constitutional right.
The lawyer urged the court to declare his rearrest and torture in Kenya last year as unlawful.
The suit, which Ejimakor filed in August, further sought the court to stop the Nigerian government from prosecuting Kanu, mandating it to release the IPOB leader and tender an apology to Kanu, among others.
But, during Wednesday’s proceedings, the Nigerian government challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit.
“Breaking: MNK wins as Abia High Court rejects Nigerian government’s challenge to its jurisdiction to hear Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit. Judgment on other issues still in progress,” Ejimakor wrote.
Breaking: MNK wins as Abia High Court REJECTS Nigerian government’s challenge to its jurisdiction to hear Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit. Judgment on other issues still in progress.
Stay tuned for more.
— aloy ejimakor (@AloyEjimakor) January 19, 2022
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