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Govt Absent From Court As Nnamdi Kanu Seeks Return To Britain

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Govt Absent From Court As Nnamdi Kanu Seeks Return To Britain

The Federal Government was absent from court on Tuesday at the opening of the hearing of the fundamental rights suit filed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) at the Abia State High Court.

Consequently, the case has been adjourned to October 7 .

There was a heavy presence of security agents at the court premises located at Ikot Ekpene Road, Umuahia, the state capital, on Tuesday morning as a vacation judge, Justice KCJ Okereke was set for the hearing of the case.

The counsel to Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, had on August 27 2021 filed the cases demanding that the FG return the secessionist to Kenya where he was “abducted” from.

It also demanded N5 billion from the government over alleged gross violation of Nnamdi Knau’s fundamental rights.

READ ALSO: No Case Against Nnamdi Kanu, Court’ll Free Him – Lawyer

During the supposed hearing, it was discovered that out of the eight respondents, only two – the DSS in Abuja and Umuahia – have filed their reply to the suit but their processes were filed out of time which promoted Justice KCJ Okereke to adjourn the case.

While speaking with journalists, Ejimakor expressed confidence in the capacity of the Abia High Court to uphold the law by enforcing Kanu’s human rights.

Ejimakor said : ” There is an unbroken chain of federal government’s violations of Kanu’s constitutional rights that began with the lethal military invasion of his home in Umuahia and his flight to safety in 2017 and his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria in late June 2021”.

 

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Police Teargas EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

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Police Teargas EndSARS protesters At Lekki Tollgate

Some EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were teargassed by the police on Wednesday.

The protesters, who gathered for the EndSARS memorial protest at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos State, were dispersed by men of the police force.

The demonstrators had gathered to call for justice for protesters who were allegedly shot dead on October 20, 2020

The EndSARS protests which were held in October 2020 were against the activities of the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit of the Nigeria Police Force accused of brutality.

READ ALSO: Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

However, on Wednesday the peaceful protest was disrupted by police officers who fired teargas at the youths.
The protesters scampered for safety as they chanted “EndSARS”.

 

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Pro-Buhari Protesters Say Nobody Died At Lekki Tollgate

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Protesters loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja, saying “nobody died at Lekki tollgate” in Lagos.

The protesters who were conveyed to the venue on a bus, held up placards stating,”#EndSarsProtest; Lekki shooting was a hoax”, and ”Nobody died at Lekki tollgate”.

On October 20, 2020, soldiers reportedly opened fire on protesters campaigning against police brutality at Lekki tollgate.

READ ALSO: No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

While some reports, including civil society groups say some protesters were killed in the attack, the federal government has disputed this account.

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Wednesday described the Lekki incident as a ”phantom massacre”.

Nigerians poured into the streets in Lagos, Abuja and other places on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the #EndSARS protest.

 

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 2020 – Mohammed

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No Massacre Of Lekki Protesters In 20220 - Mohammed

A year after the EndSARS protest, Information Minister Lai Mohammed has insisted that there was no massacre of Nigerians at Lekki where the event held last year.

READ ALSO: Police Arrest Two At Lekki Tollgate As EndSARS Procession Holds

During a news conference in Abuja, Mohammed said that most of the claims of killings were false and misleading as most of those who made the claims of losing people were yet to show up and give evidence a year after such allegations.

 

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