- The case of alleged infringement on his rights filed by the leader of the proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned
- Justice K. C. J. Okereke, the vacation judge, made this known on Tuesday, September 21, in Abia, while making observations on the case
- The report revealed that the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, did not send a representative to the court
Umuahia, Abia - A high court in Abia state has adjourned the hearing of the case involving the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till October 7, 2021.
The Punch reports that the vacation judge, Justice K. C. J. Okereke, took the decision as the federal government of Nigeria and five other respondents in the case have yet to file their responses to the suit brought before the court by Kanu.
Legit.ng gathered that the IPOB leader is challenging the alleged infringement on his fundamental rights by the Nigerian government.
In the suit, no HIH/FR14/2021, the respondents include the federal government of Nigeria (1st), Attorney-General of the Federation (2nd), Chief of Army Staff (3rd), Inspector General of Police (5th), Director General, State Security Services (7th) and three others.
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According to the report, at the hearing on Tuesday, September 21, it emerged that out of the eight respondents, only two – the DSS in Abuja and Umuahia – have filed their responses to the suit but their processes were filed out of time.
In his ruling, the judge noted that Kanu shall be entitled to certain reliefs against any party that fails to timely respond to the suit.
Ekweremadu wants FG to release detained IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that amid the continued detention of the leader of the proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has offered a solution.
It was reported that Ekweremadu proposed a political solution that would see to the release of the detained IPOB leader.
He recalled how a political solution led to the release of the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike.
Commercial activities resume in Owerri
In a related report, commercial activities returned to major parts of Owerri, the capital of Imo state, on Monday, September 20, after weeks of compliance to the sit-at-home order by the proscribed IPOB.
The banks, shops, schools and markets were opened for business — compared to previous Mondays where business areas and major roads were deserted.