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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Drags FG to Umuahia Federal High Court, Seeking Enforcement of His Fundamental Human Rights Against Unlawful Expulsion Written by Umuchiukwu 25th March 2022 Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the indigenous peoples of Biafra through Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, his Special Counsel, has draged the Nigerian government to the Federal High Court division in Umuahia , seeking for the implementation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion. IPOB Special Counsel Barrister Aloy disclosed this in a press release he made available to Umuchiukwu Writers on 25th March 2022, where he confirmed that the suit is before Justice Evelyn Anyadike and would be experiencing its first hearing today. He added that the suit is aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. Meanwhile Barrister Aloy Ejimakor Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is approaching the Court with IPOB team of Lawyers namely Bar. Patrick Agazie , Bar. Ohaeto Uwazie and Mandela Umegborogu. Recall that Barrister Aloy Ejimakor had supervised the same fundamental rights suit before the Umuahia High Court of which Justice Benson Anya ruled against the Federal government of Nigeria, awarding a sum of 5 Bilion Naira to be paid to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for his rights violation by Nigeria government . He wrote; "Today (25th March 2022), on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I am leading a team of Lawyers at the first hearing of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit I had brought before the Umuahia Division of the Federal High Court. The matter lies before Justice Evelyn Anyadike. "The Suit is sui generis and primarily aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. "In addition to the rendition, I am asking the Court to redress the myriad violations that came with the rendition, such as the torture, the unlawful detention and the denial of the right to the fair hearing required by law before anybody is expelled from one country to the other. "You will recall that on 19th January, 2022, the High Court of Abia State determined that portion of violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights that occurred in 2017. Even as I had made claims that bordered on rendition, the Court declined jurisdiction on grounds that rendition, being related to extradition, lies within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal High Court. "So, this instant suit is as a result of my considered decision that a fresh action before the Federal High will be the best route towards addressing this matter of rendition or unlawful expulsion and its legal impacts on the prosecutorial powers of the Nigerian State. "To be sure, the extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu triggered legal injuries that cut across multiple jurisdictions both inside Nigeria and abroad. There are now new legal and even diplomatic issues that must be addressed in the United Kingdom, Kenya, the United Nations and the African Union. And within Nigeria, the rendition has expanded the matter far beyond the realms of the trial that lies in Abuja. "I would like to cease this opportunity to express my profound appreciation to the highly competent and professional team of lawyers that I am leading in the aggressive prosecution of this complex suit. Special mention must be made of Barristers Patrick Agazie, Ohaeto Uwazie and Mandela Umegborogu. Barrister Aloy Ejimakor noted his expectations from the suits to be, " A DECLARATION that the arrest of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents’ agents without due process of law is arbitrary, and the Respondents’ enforced disappearance of the Applicant for eight (8) days and their refusal to produce the Applicant before a Kenyan Court for the purpose of Applicant’s extradition is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "A DECLARATION that the detention of the Applicant in a non-official secret facility in Kenya and the torture of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents’ agents is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right against unlawful detention, torture and to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter). "A DECLARATION that, pursuant to Article 12(4) of the Charter, the expulsion (or extraordinary rendition) of the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria by the Respondents without a decision taken in accordance with the law of Kenya is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right to fair hearing and not to be expelled from a State Party to the Charter except by virtue of a decision taken in accordance with the law, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "A DECLARATION that any criminal prosecution of the Applicant the purpose of which the Respondents unlawfully expelled the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "AN ORDER OF INJUNCTION restraining and prohibiting the Respondents from taking any further step in any criminal prosecution of the Applicant enabled by the said unlawful expulsion of the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria. " AN ORDER mandating and compelling the the Respondents to forthwith restitute or otherwise restore the Applicant to his liberty, same being his state of being as of 19th June, 2021; and to thereupon repatriate the Applicant to his country of lawful domicile (to wit: the United Kingdom) to await the outcome of any formal request the Respondents may file before the competent authorities in Britain for the lawful extradition of the Applicant to Nigeria. "AN ORDER mandating and compelling the Respondents to issue an official Letter of Apology to the Applicant for the infringement of his fundamental rights; and publication of said Letter of Apology in three (3) national dailies. " AN ORDER mandating and compelling the Respondents to pay the sum of N25,000,000,000.00 (Twenty-Five Billion Naira) to the Applicant, being monetary damages claimed by the Applicant against the Respondents jointly and severally for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, property and other damages suffered by the Applicant as a result of the infringements of Applicant’s fundamental rights by the Respondents". Court Update : FG Absent, Court Adjourned to April 27th for Definitive Hearing Written by Umuchiukwu 25th March 2022 A Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia has adjourned the fundamental rights suit filed against the Federal Government of Nigeria, on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra by Barrister Aloy Ejimakor and his team of lawyers. Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB had earlier today announced this bold steps taken as he seeks for the implementation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion. The suit which he explained as "sui generis and primarily aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights", is before Justice Evelyn Anyadike. Slated for hearing today, the Federal Government and the Attorney General of the Federation have failed to appear for the hearing as reports has it that they did not file for any defense. However, the presiding judge, Justice Evelyn Anyadike has adjourned the hearing to 27th April, 2022 for a definitive hearing whether the FG nor the AGF shows up or not.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Drags FG to Umuahia Federal High Court, Seeking Enforcement of His Fundamental Human Rights Against Unlawful Expulsion Written by Umuchiukwu 25th March 2022 Mazi Nnamdi Kanu the leader of the indigenous peoples of Biafra through Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, his Special Counsel, has draged the Nigerian government to the Federal High Court division in Umuahia , seeking for the implementation of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's fundamental rights against unlawful expulsion. IPOB Special Counsel Barrister Aloy disclosed this in a press release he made available to Umuchiukwu Writers on 25th March 2022, where he confirmed that the suit is before Justice Evelyn Anyadike and would be experiencing its first hearing today. He added that the suit is aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. Meanwhile Barrister Aloy Ejimakor Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is approaching the Court with IPOB team of Lawyers namely Bar. Patrick Agazie , Bar. Ohaeto Uwazie and Mandela Umegborogu. Recall that Barrister Aloy Ejimakor had supervised the same fundamental rights suit before the Umuahia High Court of which Justice Benson Anya ruled against the Federal government of Nigeria, awarding a sum of 5 Bilion Naira to be paid to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for his rights violation by Nigeria government . He wrote; "Today (25th March 2022), on behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, I am leading a team of Lawyers at the first hearing of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement suit I had brought before the Umuahia Division of the Federal High Court. The matter lies before Justice Evelyn Anyadike. "The Suit is sui generis and primarily aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is a clear violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. "In addition to the rendition, I am asking the Court to redress the myriad violations that came with the rendition, such as the torture, the unlawful detention and the denial of the right to the fair hearing required by law before anybody is expelled from one country to the other. "You will recall that on 19th January, 2022, the High Court of Abia State determined that portion of violation of Kanu’s fundamental rights that occurred in 2017. Even as I had made claims that bordered on rendition, the Court declined jurisdiction on grounds that rendition, being related to extradition, lies within the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal High Court. "So, this instant suit is as a result of my considered decision that a fresh action before the Federal High will be the best route towards addressing this matter of rendition or unlawful expulsion and its legal impacts on the prosecutorial powers of the Nigerian State. "To be sure, the extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu triggered legal injuries that cut across multiple jurisdictions both inside Nigeria and abroad. There are now new legal and even diplomatic issues that must be addressed in the United Kingdom, Kenya, the United Nations and the African Union. And within Nigeria, the rendition has expanded the matter far beyond the realms of the trial that lies in Abuja. "I would like to cease this opportunity to express my profound appreciation to the highly competent and professional team of lawyers that I am leading in the aggressive prosecution of this complex suit. Special mention must be made of Barristers Patrick Agazie, Ohaeto Uwazie and Mandela Umegborogu. Barrister Aloy Ejimakor noted his expectations from the suits to be, " A DECLARATION that the arrest of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents’ agents without due process of law is arbitrary, and the Respondents’ enforced disappearance of the Applicant for eight (8) days and their refusal to produce the Applicant before a Kenyan Court for the purpose of Applicant’s extradition is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "A DECLARATION that the detention of the Applicant in a non-official secret facility in Kenya and the torture of the Applicant in Kenya by the Respondents’ agents is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amount to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right against unlawful detention, torture and to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter). "A DECLARATION that, pursuant to Article 12(4) of the Charter, the expulsion (or extraordinary rendition) of the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria by the Respondents without a decision taken in accordance with the law of Kenya is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right to fair hearing and not to be expelled from a State Party to the Charter except by virtue of a decision taken in accordance with the law, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "A DECLARATION that any criminal prosecution of the Applicant the purpose of which the Respondents unlawfully expelled the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of the Applicant's fundamental right to fair hearing, as enshrined and guaranteed under the pertinent provisions of CFRN and the Charter. "AN ORDER OF INJUNCTION restraining and prohibiting the Respondents from taking any further step in any criminal prosecution of the Applicant enabled by the said unlawful expulsion of the Applicant from Kenya to Nigeria. " AN ORDER mandating and compelling the the Respondents to forthwith restitute or otherwise restore the Applicant to his liberty, same being his state of being as of 19th June, 2021; and to thereupon repatriate the Applicant to his country of lawful domicile (to wit: the United Kingdom) to await the outcome of any formal request the Respondents may file before the competent authorities in Britain for the lawful extradition of the Applicant to Nigeria. "AN ORDER mandating and compelling the Respondents to issue an official Letter of Apology to the Applicant for the infringement of his fundamental rights; and publication of said Letter of Apology in three (3) national dailies. " AN ORDER mandating and compelling the Respondents to pay the sum of N25,000,000,000.00 (Twenty-Five Billion Naira) to the Applicant, being monetary damages claimed by the Applicant against the Respondents jointly and severally for the physical, mental, emotional, psychological, property and other damages suffered by the Applicant as a result of the infringements of Applicant’s fundamental rights by the Respondents".

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