PRESS RELEASE: 7th Oct, 2021
RE: MAZI NNAMDI KANU: We are disappointed that Kanu’s Fundamental Rights case did not hold today in Umuahia, Abia State
From: Barrister Aloy Ejimakor
You will recall that at the last hearing of this matter on 21st September, 2021, the vacation judge had made a ruling transferring the case to the Chief Judge of Abia State High Court for assignment.
The reason was that the Abia court vacation was due to end on 30th September; and according to the Judge, there’s was not enough time for the vacation court to conclude the case within the vacation period.
The case was therefore adjourned to 7th October, 2021 (today) for assignment to a Judge that will hear it under the regular court calendar.
As of today, the case is yet to be assigned and I was informed by the registry that all parties will be notified of the next hearing date once the case is assigned to a Court.
A fundamental rights proceeding is sui generis. In other words, it is to be treated as special and expected to be concluded quickly, especially in situations where the applicant is incarcerated.
Today’s outcome is a disappointment. It is my hope that, going forward, there won’t be any further delay in hearing the case.
Aloy Ejimakor, Esq.
Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.