The trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), scheduled for today, Wednesday January 19, 2021 is about to commence at the High Court of Justice for Umuahia, Abia State.

Candidreporters.com correspondent on ground reported that vehicular movement was restricted from the the court environment. However, the court environment is calm as legal team were seen finding their way to the court room.

The suit initiated by Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Kanu/IPOB on August 27, 2021, is, among others, seeking the following reliefs: That the military invasion of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s home in Abia State in September 2017 by the Nigerian government is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights to life, dignity of his person, his personal liberty and fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

Others include that the arrest of Kanu in Kenya by agents of the Nigerian government without due process of law is arbitrary, illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and amounts to infringement of his fundamental rights against arbitrary arrest, to his personal liberty and to fair hearing as guaranteed under the Nigerian Constitution and the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.

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