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Nnamdi Kanu: ECOWAS Court Dismisses FG’s Application On Jurisdiction

The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice on Tuesday dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the Federal Government to challenge the jurisdiction of the court to hear a case of fundamental human rights violation filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The presiding judge, Justice Micah Wright, in his ruling held that the court has the jurisdiction to entertain the application.

Wright ruled that the case was admissible and the merit of the case was adjourned for definite hearing.

The judge then adjourned the case till April 27 for continuation of hearing.

Kanu is challenging his continued detention by the federal government.

Joined in the suit are the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS).

Kanu, in the suit, is seeking $800 million compensation for violation of his human rights and an order directing his unconditional release and that of his personal belongings.

He is also praying the court to direct the defendants to respect, protect and promote his rights to life, liberty and freedom of movement, assembly and expression.


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