Nnamdi Kanu's kinsman asks court to order his repatriation from UK

Nnamdi Kanu's kinsman asks court to order his repatriation from UK

- A man from Nnamdi Kanu's village, Ugochukwu Kenneth, has filed a suit against the IPOB leader

- Kenneth told a Federal High Court to order the British High Commission to repatriate Kanu

- The case has been assigned to Justice John Tsoho and will be coming up on ‎October 12, 2017

A man from Nnamdi Kanu's hometown, Afaraukwu, has asked a Federal High Court to order the British High Commission to arrest and repatriate the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) from UK.

In a suit dated ‎October 4 and filed on the 5th by Kanu's kinsman, Ugochukwu Kenneth, through his lawyers, Obor John, Esq. and Tersagh Unande, Esq‎, ‎also asked the court for an order directing the Attorney-General of the Federation to advise President Mohammadu Buhari to declare the British High Commission as persona non grata for her complicity in facilitating and harbouring a fugitive from justice in her territory being the United Kingdom.

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‎Joined in the case with ‎suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/9300/17 are the British High Commission, the Comptroller, Nigerian Immigration Service and the Attorney-General of the Federation.

NAIJ.com gathered that the case has been assigned to Justice Tsoho and will be coming up on ‎October 12, 2017.

In the suit, the plaintiff asked the court to determine whether by a true interpretation of Sections 1, 4 and 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 the 1st and 2nd Defendants have not abdicated their duties by failing, neglecting or omitting to prevent and arrest the IPOB separatist leader, Kanu, who is standing trial for treason and terrorism in Nigeria from illegally travelling to the United Kingdom.

He also asked the court to determine whether the British High Commission is not under obligation to repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – a fugitive from justice irrespective of him holding dual nationalism of Nigeria and the United Kingdom, back to Nigeria to stand trial for the offences of treason and terrorism pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 and the United Nations Convention on Terrorism.

The plaintiff prayed the court for the following reliefs‎:

A declaration that by a true interpretation of Sections 1, 4 and 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 and Section 2 (1) of the Immigration Act 2015 the 1st and 2nd Defendants have abdicated their duties by failing, neglecting or omitting to prevent and arrest the IPOB separatist leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for treason in Nigeria from illegally travelling to the United Kingdom and remaining as a fugitive from justice in the United Kingdom.

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A declaration that the British High Commission is under obligation to repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-a fugitive from justice, irrespective of him holding dual nationalism of Nigeria and the United Kingdom, back to Nigeria to stand trial for the offences of treason and terrorism pursuant to the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act 2013 and the United Nations Convention on Terrorism.

He also prayed the court for an order compelling the 1st and 2nd Defendants to arrest and repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to stand his trial.

He prayed the court to make an order compelling the 3rd Defendant to advise the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to declare the British High Commission as persona non grata for her complicity in facilitating and harbouring a fugitive from justice in her territory being the United Kingdom.

In the affidavit in support of the suit, deposed to, by the plaintiff, he said: "That upon the perfection of the bail and consequent released of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from prison custody, Mazi Kanu has to the best of my knowledge breached all the bail conditions to wit; granting press interviews while on bail, participating in any rally, or being found in a crowd of more than ten persons in the course of the bail and to make matters worse, Mazi Kanu has finally travelled to the United Kingdom in an attempt to escape trial and the arm of the law.

“That I know as a fact that if Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who has travelled to the United Kingdom in an attempt to escape justice, fails to appear in Court on the next adjourned date being 17th October, 2017 the freedom of the Senator representing my District and other co-sureties will be in jeopardy.

"That consequent upon the above condition, Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe, the Senator representing the good people of Abia South Senatorial District of Abia State, Tochukwu Uchendu and Jewish Chief High Priest Immanuel –El Shalom Oka-Ben Madu perfected the bail bond which facilitated the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu."

Meanwhile, Kanu's group, IPOB has insisted that forthcoming governorship polls in Anambra will not hold.

According to reports, the group ordered its members and other freedom fighters in the area to stay at home on voting day November 18.

Emma Powerful, IPOB's publicity secretary said the voting was a test case for IPOB and its allies in Biafra territory, adding that boycotting would send a statement to the international community about the seriousness of the agitation for Biafra.

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