The Federal High Court, Umuahia, will hear the case involving the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on October 4, IgbereTV reports
Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, saying Kanu’s extraordinary rendition suit was filed before the court in March.
In the statement, Ejimakor faulted the extradition of Kanu from Kenya, saying it violates “fundamental rights under Article 12(4) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights, as well as Chapter IV of the Nigerian Constitution”.
He stated that the “suit is sui generis (of a special class) and it is primarily aimed at redressing the infamous unlawful expulsion or extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu.
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.