Nnamdi Kanu: Abia Court Resumes Hearing on IPOB Leader’s Suit Against FG

Nnamdi Kanu: Abia Court Resumes Hearing on IPOB Leader’s Suit Against FG

  • Umuahia, the capital of Abia state, this morning, witnessed the heavy deployment of security operatives
  • The operatives were deployed by the leadership of the Abia state police command as the hearing of Nnamdi Kanu resumes
  • The IPOB leader is challenging the federal government's decision to repatriate him from East African country, Kenya

Umuahia - There was heavy security around the premises of the Abia state high court in Umuahia on Friday morning, December 10 as hearing resumed on the suit filed by the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu against the federal government.

Kanu had through his counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, filed a N5 billion suit against his repatriation from Kenya, while contesting the legality of his prosecution by the federal government.

Nnamdi Kanu
Kanu has been at the DSS custody in Abuja since his repatriation from Kenya. Photo credit: Marco Longari/AFP
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The IPOB leader, among other things, demanded that the court should declare his trial illegal and that he be taken back to Kenya from where he was repatriated.

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Kanu also demanded that the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, and the Department of State Services be stopped from harassing or arresting him.

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Vanguard newspaper reports that due to the trial, the Ikot Ekpene road leading to the high court premises was cordoned off by heavily-armed police personnel at different points.

According to the report, the stern-looking security agents were diverting traffic flow to adjourning streets.

The report noted that visitors, staff, and vehicles accessing the court premises were thoroughly screened before they were allowed passage into the premises.

Igbo leaders meet Buhari in Aso Rock over Nnamdi Kanu

Legit.ng had earlier reported that notable leaders from the southeast geopolitical zones on Friday, November 19, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.

The leaders were led by elder statesman, Mbazulike Amaechi and a former governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife.

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Also in the delegation to Aso Rock were Bishop Onuoha, Mr. Tagbo Amaechi, and Chief Goddy Uwazurike.

Bianca Ojukwu begs Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu

In a related development, former Nigerian ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has pleaded with President Buhari to release Kanu.

Mrs. Ojukwu made the plea while speaking at the 10th memorial anniversary of her late husband and Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, organised in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Friday, November 26.

She urged the president to consider the plea made by the Igbo leaders during their recent visit to the State House, Abuja, asking for Kanu’s release.

Source: Legit.ng

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