1 comment

Nnamdi Kanu’s Kinsman petitions FG, asks UK to Arrest and Repatriate Kanu

by on October 9, 2017
 

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has been urged to order the British High Commission and the Nigeria Immigration Service to arrest and repatriate Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the United Kingdom back to Nigeria to stand his trial.

In a suit dated ‎4th October 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 foran order directing the Attorney-General of the Federation to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to declare the British High Commission as persona non grata for her complicity in facilitating and harboring a fugitive from justice in her territory being the United Kingdom.

READ  APC denies making promise of providing 20,000mw

‎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.

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, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for treason and terrorism in Nigeria from illegally travelling to the United Kingdom?

READ  Police confirm missing Judge may have been kidnapped

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.

comments
 
Leave a reply »

 
  • akin sodimu
    October 9, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    Apart from the call to bring Nmadi Kanu back to Nigeria to face trial, I think this young man should first of all be given to a reputable Consultant Psychiatrist, for thorough mental examination or possibly his entire nervous system.

    Reply

Leave a Response