Nnamdi Kanu’s N1 billion suit against federal government adjourned to new date

The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the hearing of a fresh N1 billion suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), against the Federal Government.

The hearing is now scheduled for March 18. The adjournment was granted to allow the plaintiff to serve the defence in the suit.

The defence counsel, I.I. Hassan, informed the court they had not been served with the necessary processes.

However, Alloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s lawyer, asserted that all required steps for service had been completed.

He expressed concern over the delay in serving the originating motion and other applications on the defence by the bailiff.

Justice James Omotosho granted the adjournment until March 18, emphasizing the importance of proper service to ensure a fair and just hearing.

The suit, filed by Kanu through his lawyer Alloy Ejimakor, seeks to enforce his fundamental rights.

The respondents include the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Attorney-General of the Federation, the Department of State Service (DSS), and its Director-General.

Kanu’s claims include the forcible seizure and photocopying of confidential legal documents related to his defence, the denial of his rights to be defended by legal practitioners of his choice, and infringement on his right to a fair hearing.

The detained IPOB leader is also seeking an order for an official letter of apology, as well as N1 billion in damages for mental, emotional, psychological, and other damages resulting from the alleged breach of his rights.

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