Justice Evelyn Anyadike, who presides over the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, has set a hearing date of October 27, 2022 to rule on Nnamdi Kanu’s eight-point complaint regarding the alleged Federal Government’s raid on his rural home and extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
The lawsuit, which is sui generis (of a special class), is primarily intended to address the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is alleged to have violated both Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution and Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel for Nnamdi Kanu/IPOB, is requesting that the court address the rendition as well as the numerous violations that came along with it, including the use of torture, illegal detention, and denial of the right to a fair trial, which is required by law before anyone can be expelled from one country to another.
“I am also seeking to halt his prosecution and restore him to the status quo before his rendition on 19th June, 2021”, Ejimakor said.
In March of this year, Kanu’s extraordinary rendition lawsuit was submitted to the court.
The Abia State High Court made its ruling on the portion of Kanu’s constitutional rights that were violated in 2017 on January 19, 2022.
However, Ejimakor stated, “Even though I had presented allegations that appeared to be related to rendition, the Court rejected jurisdiction on the basis that rendition is a matter exclusively within the purview of the Federal High Court because it is connected to extradition.
“This is what informed my decision to initiate the suit before the Federal High Court.”