As Aloy Ejimako, the lawyer for the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu, headed to court over the health of Kanu, there was tension in Umuahia, Abia State, on Tuesday.
Armed forces, law enforcement and other security agencies blocked all access roads to the courthouse, causing panic among Umuahia residents.
While the motion was being heard in Nnamdi Kanu vs. FGN and 7 others, Ejimako had filed an exparte order requesting that the court make an interim order releasing Kanu from detention to attend to his health in any medical facility in Nigeria.
Also, Ejimako had requested that the
Third and fourth respondents were substituted in the motion on notice.
It was rejected by the high court, which was presided over by Justice K C J Okereke. The lawyer was instructed to notify the respondents.
For the hearing of the motion on notice, he adjourned the case until September 21.
It was reported by The Punch that Ejimako had obtained an order from the High Court of Abia State to serve by substituted means an Application for Enforcement of Fundamental Rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, which has been filed and is currently pending before the Abia State High Court. Substantive hearing in Umuahia on the 21st of September, 2021
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