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Abia Court tells Nigerian govt it has jurisdiction to hear Kanu’s suit

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on Wednesday scored a victory over the Federal Government during a court sitting at the Abia State High Court.

This was contained in a tweet issued on Wednesday by Kanu‘s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor who tweeted, “Breaking: MNK wins as Abia High Court rejects Nigerian Government’s challenge to its jurisdiction to hear Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit. Judgement on other issues in progress.”

The Federal Government had challenged the jurisdiction of the court to hear the suit during court proceedings.

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However, the Presiding Justice Ben Anya of the High Court rejected the FG’s challenge of its jurisdiction to hear Kanu’s fundamental rights suit.

In the suit filed in August 2020, Ejimakor had charged the court to rule against the infringement of Kanu’s constitutional rights after the invasion of his residence in 2017.

The counsel also implored the court to mandate the FG towards issuing an apology to Kanu over his unlawful arrest and prosecuton.

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