The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has on Thursday discontinued a N20 billion suit filed by the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, (SAN).
This latest development is contained in an update given on Thursday by Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Kanu and IPOB.
Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja had fixed November 18 for hearing of the suit, which also named the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ahmed Abubakar, as a defendant.
However, in an update by Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, via his Twitter page, the case has been discontinued.
“UPDATE on #MNK (Mazi Nnamdi Kanu) outstanding cases in which I’m directly involved:
“The UK case is awaiting decision.
“Fed. High Court case for Nov 18 is discontinued.
“The AU case is awaiting decision.
“UN Opinion has been escalated to other tribunals.
“The Kenyan case is set for Feb 2023 (sad),” Ejimakor wrote on his known Twitter handle.
Kanu, through Ejimakor, had filed a writ of summons marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1702/222.
The application, dated and filed on September 23, listed Malami and Abubakar as 1st and 2nd defendants respectively.
Ejimakor challenged the manner of Kanu’s arrest in Kenya, and also called his continued incarceration a violation of human rights.
The reason for discontinuing the case was not stated by the lawyer.