The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice has adjourned Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental human rights case against the Federal Government till February 9 for final hearing.
At exactly 12pm, after hearing of the first case, the suit filed against the Nigerian government by the leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was called upon for hearing.
The Federal Government defence counsel filed an additional case charges against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, but the presiding judges blasted the government’s defence team saying, “this is not the rule of law.”
The presiding judge, Micah Wright, who initially adjourned the case to November 8 following an application by the defendant adjourned till February 9.
Mr. Kanu was not in court Tuesday; but his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, was around when the adjournment was made.
Mr. Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, (IPOB), sued the Federal Government for illegal detention.
Joined in the suit were the Attorney-General of the Federation and the Director-General of the State Security Service, SSS.
Mr. Kanu, in the suit, is asking for a compensation of $800 million for alleged violation of his human rights and an order directing his unconditional release and release of his personal belongings.
In the suit, the plaintiff prayed the court to declare that his arrest and detention since October 14, 2015 by the defendant was in flagrant disobedience to several orders of courts of competent jurisdiction.
He also prayed the court to declare that his continued detention was a violation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the United Nations Charter of 1970.