Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group that has been proscribed illegal, will be the subject of an October 27 hearing before the Federal High Court in Umuahia.
The IPOB leader had submitted an 8-point plea through his attorney, Aloy Ejimakor, regarding a purported Federal Government attack on his country residence and an extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
The infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, which is alleged to be a violation of his fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights as well as Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution, is what the case seeks to address, according to Ejimakor.
He asked 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 a fair hearing which is required by law before anybody can be expelled from one country to the other.
Justice Evelyn Anyadike, who presided over the court on Tuesday, adjourned the matter of fundamental human rights to two weeks.
The judge announced the new date for the ruling owing to the submission of counter-affidavits brought before her by the counsels.
Kanu was re-arrested on June 25, 2021, re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria from Kenya to face his trial. Kanu and his co-defendant are facing treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
He has been in the custody of the Department of State Services for 15 months.
Kanu’s extraordinary rendition suit was filed before the court in March this year.