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Read details of Nnamdi Kanu’s extradition suit as court adjourns matter again

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The ‘unlawful expulsion’ suit filed on behalf of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by his Special Counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, was on Wednesday adjourned to May 12.

POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that when the matter came up for hearing for the first time before the Federal High Court in Umuahia on March 25th, 2022; the court had on its own motion directed the parties to address it (the court) on whether it has territorial jurisdiction or not based on the fundamental rights violations alleged against the Federal Government of Nigeria which occurred in Kenya.

At that last hearing, the Court had adjourned the matter for hearing the parties on their written addresses on the territorial jurisdiction to the 27th of April, 2022.

When the matter was called up today for hearing, it emerged that the respondents, namely the Federal Republic of Nigeria; the President, Muhammadu Buhari; and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, did not file the address on point of law as was directed by the Court on March 25th, 2022. For this reason, Barrister Amos Enoch, leading other lawyers from the office of the Attorney-General who appeared for the three respondents pleaded with the Court to grant the respondents an extension of time to file their written addresses.

Upon consideration, the Court granted their request and adjourned the matter for hearing on the written addresses of the parties to 12th May, 2022.

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