The Federal Government has lost its bid to transfer the suit of the extraordinary rendition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from Umuahia to Abuja.
This was disclosed by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, in a tweet on Wednesday.
Ejimakor said that the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia State, insisted that it has the jurisdiction to hear and determine the suit.
He wrote: “Breaking: Federal High Court, Umuahia denies the Federal Government’s application to transfer the ‘extraordinary rendition’ suit to Abuja, and rules that Umuahia has the jurisdiction to hear and determine the suit”. Reading of the rest of the judgment continues.”
The Special Counsel is challenging Kanu’s abduction and extraordinary rendition from Kenya.
Ejimakor is asking the court to order Kanu's return to Kenya, where he was abducted or UK, his country of abode.