The national government and the principal legal officer of the league (AGF) have requested the high court from Abia state for an augmentation of time to empower them document measures in the suit initiated by Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, head of the restricted Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had recorded a suit checked HIH/FR14/2021 against the national legislature of Nigeria, principal legal officer of the alliance, head of armed force staff, monitor general of police, chief general of the Department of State Services and three others for supposedly abusing his essential common liberties.
Kanu, through his legal counselor, Aloy Ejimakor, requested that the court constrain the respondents to pay him N5 billion in harms as money related pay for the “physical, mental, passionate, mental and different harms” he purportedly endured.
The case was suspended till October 7 after the national government and AGF neglected to show up or record measures in court. As at September 21, just two out of the eight respondents had recorded cycles regarding the present situation – the DSS in Abuja and Abia.
On October 7, in any case, the case couldn’t be heard as the case document which was returned by K.C.J. Okereke, the excursion judge, was at this point to be reassigned to another adjudicator.
In a new application dated September 29, however documented on October 6, the AGF and national government are requesting the court for an expansion from time to serve their counter-testimonies and different cycles on parties in the suit.
While conceding that they are out of the time specified by law, the respondents said it was because of “conditions outside their ability to control”. They supplicated the court to utilize its caution in light of a legitimate concern for a reasonable hearing.
However, Ejimakor went against the application, and refered to legal and legal specialists that prohibited exorbitant postponements in hearing instances of crucial freedoms, particularly in circumstances where the candidate is in detainment.
“It vs conviction that it took the government republic of Nigeria and the workplace of the head legal officer of the league with probably large number of attorneys just about one month in the wake of being served a crucial rights suit to set up a counter-sworn statement,” he said.