Buhari government loses in court against Nnamdi Kanu


On Wednesday, the Nigerian government was unsuccessful in its attempt to move the IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu's

extraordinary rendition lawsuit from Umuahia to Abuja. 

In Umuahia, Abia State, the Federal High Court argued that it had the authority to hear the case and render a decision.

Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu's Special Counsel, revealed this in a tweet while reiterating that the case was still pending. 

"Breaking: Federal High Court, Umuahia dismisses the Federal Government's application to transfer the "extraordinary rendition" litigation to Abuja, and rules that Umuahia has the jurisdiction to hear and decide the suit," the author stated. The remainder of the verdict is read aloud.

The Special Counsel contested Kanu's kidnapping and unusual rendition from Kenya. 

He is asking the court, among other things, to order his repatriation to Kenya, where he was abducted, or to the UK, where he currently resides.


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