Nnamdi Kanu appearing in Abuja high Court

March 07, 2017

An ECOWAS Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by the Muhammad Buhari-led government asking that the suit filed by the Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, be quashed.

Jubilation has erupted among members of the  IPOB group led by Nnamdi Kanu and those sympathetic to his plight, following this report.

Three sitting panel of judges held the hearing session earlier today as the Nigerian representatives were absent prompting the ruling judge to quash all application by both sides and adjourned the final ruling till April 27, 2017.

The court has also made it clear that if the Nigerian side fails to appear in court again or fail to provide reasonable evidence backing their application, the final verdict will be given to the case.

Kanu’s suit seeks the court to grant him an unconditional release from detention ruled before by two competent courts of  as well as damages to the tune of $800 million.

According to Channels TV, the Nigerian government asked the court to dismiss the case because it is a subject matter before a federal court and the appeal court.

The government’s counsel had argued that, Kanu’s application constitutes an abuse of court process.

The presiding judge, Micah Wright-Williams, dismissed the application of the government for lacking in merit.

The court said it has the jurisdiction to hear cases of infringement of human rights.

Published by IPOB writers
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