The Southeast is tense ahead of a court decision on a lawsuit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu’s fundamental human rights action against the Federal Government was set to be heard by Justice Ben Anya of the High Court in Abia State on Wednesday.
Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, had filed a lawsuit in which he asked the court to declare the invasion of the IPOB leader’s home in Abia State in 2017 as illegal and an infringement on his constitutional rights.
Kanu also asked the court to declare his detention and torture in Kenya last year to be illegal.
The action, which Ejimakor filed in August, also asked the court to force the Nigerian government to stop prosecuting Kanu, to order the IPOB leader’s release, and to order the Nigerian government to apologize to Kanu, among other things.
While the Southeast, Nigeria, and the rest of the globe await the court’s decision, IPOB’s sit-at-home order was lifted on Wednesday.
Despite the fact that the sit-at-home order has been relaxed, some hoodlums have hijacked and attempted to enforce it across the Southeast.
Despite the group’s warnings, certain people suspected of being IPOB members have implemented the sit-at-home order on many occasions.
However, the separatist group has denied that those behind such illegal enforcement are its members on multiple occasions.
Some youths believed to be IPOB members stormed a Catholic church in Onitsha, Anambra State, on Tuesday.
However, Aloy Ejimakor, Kanu’s Special Counsel, downplayed the possibility of violence after the ruling.
In statement with DAILY POST when he was asked about the possibility of violence after the judgement, Ejimakor said: “No. Not at all. Not a chance.”
On the possible outcome of proceedings, Ejimakor said: “Honestly, I can’t predict the trajectory of the judgment. Even if I can, rules of court mandate that I shouldn’t, as such may amount to pre-empting the court.
“All I can say is that I have made the best case for enforcing Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights and against his extraordinary rendition.”