Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to the detained chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has assured that his shopper will likely be victorious in his go well with in opposition to the Nigerian Government because the High Court of Abia State resumes listening to of the case in the present day.
The lawyer made this disclosure in a chat with Punch on Monday.
He additionally asserted that the pro-Biafra chief’s case was just like that of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho.
Ejimakor stated that the September 17 judgment of an Oyo State High Court which awarded, amongst others, N20billion in damages in opposition to the Department of State Services for the invasion of Igboho’s Ibadan residence and destruction of his property, was instructive that his shopper would safe victory earlier than Justice Okay. C. J. Okereke of the High Court of Abia State.
SaharaReporters had reported that Kanu, via his lawyer on September 7, requested the courtroom to award him N5billion as damages for the breach of his basic human rights which started with the 2017 extrajudicial try on his life in Abia, his “abduction” in Kenya, and his extradition to Nigeria.
Ejimakor had prayed the courtroom to declare that the arrest, torture and detention of Kanu have been unconstitutional.
He additionally prayed the courtroom to declare that Kanu’s expulsion from Kenya to Nigeria, in addition to the army invasion of his constructing in Abia in 2017, have been unlawful and illegal.
In the go well with, no HIH/FR14/2021, the respondents embrace the Federal Government of Nigeria (1st), Attorney General of the Federation (2nd), Chief of Army Staff (third), Inspector-General of Police (fifth), Director General, State Security Services (seventh) and three others.
The IPOB helmsman had secured an order from the courtroom to serve by substituted means an utility for enforcement of his basic rights.
The case which was adjourned to September 21 would come up in the present day within the Abia State capital, Umuahia, by 9am.
Speaking in courtroom on Tuesday, Ejimakor stated, “I have confidence that the Abia Court will uphold the law. The Oyo State High Court judgment in Igboho’s case (which is similar to Kanu) is instructive and underscores the wide powers of State High Courts when it comes to enforcement of fundamental rights.”
The lawyer additionally stated, “The court will check in its file whether proof of service on each of the eight respondents has been filed in the Court’s file.
“Given that the suit was filed on September 7, it is expected that service of process must have been completed by now. And if service was accomplished, the respondents have five days to file their counter-affidavit from the date of completion of service.
“Where a respondent fails to respond within five days, such respondent shall be deemed to have admitted the facts averred in the affidavit and judgment shall be entered in favour of Nnamdi Kanu.” But