ADF intervenes in Nnamdi Kanu’s Abia High Court case
Nnamdi Kanu (file photo)
By Valentine Amanze
Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF) has filed an application before the High Court of Abia State, seeking the leave of the Court to intervene in Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights suit pending before the Court.
If the application, which was filed on September 20, 2021, is granted, ADF will be enabled to file an Amicus submission to address the Court on points of law in support of what Kanu had filed.
Recall that Kanu had through his special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, brought a suit before the High Court of Abia State for enforcement of his fundamental rights. Among other reliefs, the suit is seeking Kanu’s release from detention and payment of damages.
At the last hearing, the Court had adjourned the suit to September 21, 2021.
On the latest development, the ADF which is led by emeritus Professor Uzodinma T. Nwala seeks to address the Court on some salient issues critical to the case.
The application, which was brought by Max Ozoaka, ADF’s Legal Counsel, is yet to be assigned for a hearing.
The main thrust of the Amicus application is that in the peculiar circumstances of the substantive application for the enforcement of the Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights, there are recondite points of law that should be brought to the attention of the court which will be helpful to the court in determining the substantive Application”.
Recall that Kanu was abducted in Kenya recently and handed over to the Nigerian government.