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BREAKING: Court denies FG’s request for transfer of Kanu’s case

The Federal High Court, Umuahia, Abia State, on Wednesday denied the Federal Government’s application to transfer the ‘extraordinary rendition’ suit of Nigerian separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, to Abuja.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the court ruled that “Umuahia has the jurisdiction to hear and determine the suit”.

It also denied the federal government’s second preliminary objection to its jurisdiction based on Res Judicata.

The court held that the Abia State High Court judgment of January 19, 2022, was specific to the 2017 military invasion of Kanu’s home, not the 2021 extraordinary rendition.

There was a heavy presence of armed security operatives around the premises of Federal High Court Umuahia as the court session held.

Kanu had through his Special Counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, sued the Federal Government, challenging his arrest and transfer from Kenya.

Ejimakor asked the Nigerian government to return his client to Kenya where he was arrested in June 2021 or the United Kingdom (UK), his country of abode.

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10 Comments

  1. Why would government continue to disobey court order of releasing Mazi Nnandi kanu, I think they are just chasing shadows noting will come out even if holding him for 30yrs, they should let him go.

  2. Which Govt will have Malami as Minister of Justice and expect not to be embarrassed, how many have this Buhari Administration lost as a result of this man incompetence.

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