By Wandoo Sombo
The Federal High Court, Abuja, has dismissed an utility filed by Nnamdi Kanu, chief of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), praying the court docket to order the Chief of Army Staff to supply him in court docket.
Justice Binta Nyako, delivering ruling on the appliance on Friday, mentioned that Kanu had did not show to the court docket that he was final seen within the firm of the military or any soldier.
“The applicant has not positioned sufficient proof earlier than the court docket to indicate that he was final seen with the Nigerian Army.
“There is not any the place within the utility the place the applicant has proven that he was final seen with even a soldier,’’ Justice Nyako held
She mentioned that the appliance failed and had thus been dismissed.
Nyako famous that Kanu filed the appliance himself and questioned how an individual who was mentioned to be lacking may have achieved so.
Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, counsel to Kanu sought to know what to do to make sure that his consumer attended court docket on the subsequent adjourned date.
But the decide mentioned that so far as the court docket was involved, his consumer was on bail and needs to be current in court docket on the subsequent adjourned date to face his felony trial.
She mentioned the rationale for bail was to make sure that the particular person attended court docket proceedings including that the sureties who deposed to the truth that Kanu will attend court docket ought to produce him in court docket.
Kanu had in 2017, filed an utility praying the court docket to order the Chief of Army Staff to supply him in court docket.
Kanu was particularly looking for an order of “Habeas Corpus ”, asking these detaining him to deliver him to court docket.
Kanu’s utility was predicated on the grounds that he was the chief of IPOB and had been lacking after the Nigerian Army invaded his home in Sept. 2017.
“The applicant is the chief of IPOB, a bunch largely made up of individuals from South-Eastern a part of the nation.
“On Sept.14, 2017, the Nigerian Military led by troopers of the Nigerian Army invaded the applicant’s home on a murderous raid, the place life and mortar bullets have been fired on unarmed and defenceless populace, leaving 28 individuals useless and abducting many.
“The applicant, who was in the home throughout this bloody onslaught by the Soldiers, has not been heard from or seen after this bloody assault in his house by the military.
The substantive felony go well with in opposition to Kanu was adjourned till Feb. 20.