Press Release: Oct 28, 2021
From: Aloy Ejimakor
RE: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit to be heard on 2nd November
For the information of the general public, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Fundamental Rights suit pending before the High Court of Abia State has been assigned and set down for hearing on 2nd November, 2021.
On this date, the Nigerian government and its Attorney-General will be expected to move their extant application for extension of time to file their defense to the suit and my opposition to the application.
I wish to take this opportunity to emphasize that the maim aim of this Suit is to prevent the Nigerian government from profiting from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s extraordinary rendition. That is why one of the orders we seek is for Kanu to be released from detention.
It is my intention therefore to, on 2nd November, move for an instant Ruling on the Nigerian government’s application for extension of time, so that the case can proceed quickly to the next level, which is expected to be a definitive hearing on the substantive matter.
The Nigerian government needs to be reminded that Fundamental Rights suits are intended to be concluded quickly, especially in situations such as this where my Client, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (the Applicant) is currently incarcerated.
Aloy Ejimakor, Esq.
Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB.