- The case of alleged infringement on his human rights filed by the leader of the proscribed IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned
- Aloy Ejimakor, a member of Kanu’s legal counsel, confirmed the change in date on Tuesday, November 2
- The IPOB leader through his legal team had dragged the government before the court, seeking his unconditional release
Kanu had accused the Nigerian government of violating his fundamental human rights and alleged he was maltreated by security operatives.
Earlier, The Cable reported that Kanu through his lawyers had filed a lawsuit against the government, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami and the Department of State Services (DSS).
The detained IPOB leader asked the court to compel the respondents to pay him N5 billion in damages as compensation for the “physical, mental, emotional, psychological and other damages” suffered as a result of the alleged infringement.
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A member of Kanu’s legal team, Aloy Ejimakor on Tuesday, November 2, confirmed that the court fixed a new date to hear the human rights suit.
Ejimakor revealed that Kanu’s human rights suit which was slated for November 2, has been adjourned to November 19.
Nnamdi Kanu appears in Versace for trial
Nnamdi is to stand trial for a lot of charges bordering on terrorism and inciting national unrest. Some dignitaries on Thursday, October 21, arrived at court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Among those who were seen around the premises of the court were a former governor of Anambra, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and a British envoy.
What Nnamdi Kanu's trial will cause in Nigeria, Presidency
Meanwhile, the Nigerian presidency replied a London newspaper, The Economist, over its criticism of the President Buhari-led administration.
In a recent statement, a presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, slammed the paper for criticising his principal over security situations in Nigeria.
Shehu noted that it is the belief of the president that Kanu's trial will lead to the end of violent crimes committed by IPOB in the southeast.