The fundamental rights suit filed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, at the Abia Province High Tribunal could not take hold nowadays.
The counsel to Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, disclosed this in a press release he personally signed and forwarded to DAILY POST on Thur.
Ejimakor said that the instance is yet to be assigned and he was informed by the registry nowadays that all parties will be notified of the next hearing date one time the instance is assigned to a tribunal.
According to him, a fundamental rights proceeding is sui generis. In other words, it is to be treated as special and expected to be concluded chop-chop, particularly in situations where the applicant is incarcerated.
He said, “Nowadays’s outcome is a disappointment. It is my hope that, going forward, there won’t be whatever farther delay in hearing the instance.”
Ejimakor had, on August 27, 2021, filed the instance, demanding that the Federal Authorities homecoming the secessionist to Republic of Kenya where he was “abducted” from.
He also demanded N5 billion from the regime over alleged gross violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights.
Recall that at the lastly hearing of this matter on September 21, 2021, the holiday justice had made a ruling transferring the instance to the Primary Jurist of Abia Province High Tribunal for assignment.
The reason was that the Abia tribunal holiday was due to stop on September 30; and according to the Jurist, there was not plenty time for the holiday tribunal to conclude the instance within the holiday period.
The instance was so adjourned to October 7, 2021 (Nowadays) for assignment to a Jurist that will hear it under the regular tribunal calendar.
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