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Court docket dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s predominant rights swimsuit against DSS

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A Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, on Friday, disregarded the basic rights enforcement swimsuit filed by leader of the proscribed Indigenous Folk of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu against the Division of States Products and providers (DSS).


Justice Taiwo Taiwo, in a judgment, disregarded the swimsuit for lacking in advantage and substance.

The Knowledge Company of Nigeria (NAN) stories that Kanu, via his lawyer, Maxwell Opara, had, in a predominant rights enforcement swimsuit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/2021, sued the Director-General (DG) of DSS and the set up of enterprise as 1st and 2nd respondents respectively.

He moreover joined the Licensed professional-General of the Federation (AGF) as Third respondent in the swimsuit dated and filed Dec. 13, 2021.

Kanu had alleged that his neatly being became deteriorating in the DSS custody, whereas moreover alleging that the scientific personnel assigned to inspire to him by the DSS were unqualified, amongst others.

However the DSS, via its counsel, Idowu Awo, disagreed with Opara.

He argued that Kanu’s lawyer had no longer shown how the scientific doctors attending to his client were doing “quack” work.

He additional argued that merely pointing out that the scientific scientific doctors his set up of enterprise assigned to inspire to Kanu were quacks didn’t quantity to war, adding that Opara had no longer shown any area fabric evidence to indicate that the listed scientific practitioners were quacks.

He prayed the court to discountenance the utility.

The AGF’s lawyer, Simon Enoch, moreover corroborated Awo’s submission, praying the court to reject Opara’s utility.


Delivering the judgment, Justice Taiwo held that Kanu had no longer equipped ample evidence that his predominant rights were infringed upon by the safety outfit “as there is never a proof of torture before the court.”

On Kanu’s correct to practise his faith, the grab acknowledged that whereas the applicant (Kanu) had the constitutional correct to put together his faith in custody, he agreed with the position of the respondent (DSS) that a suspect in custody can no longer be allowed to practise his faith in this kind of mode that might presumably well disturb the peace of other suspects in custody.

On the allegation that the IPOB leader became receiving inadequate therapies from DSS’ scientific doctors whom he had known as quacks, Taiwo acknowledged that “the applicants fails to lead evidence by calling a scientific practitioner to convince the court that in maintaining with the scientific document, the remedy giving to Kanu is insufficient.”

As a consequence, the grab disregarded the swimsuit for lacking in advantage and substance.

Reacting quickly after the ruling, Oprara, in a chat with NAN, acknowledged the judgment might presumably well be appealed against at the Court docket of Allure.

He acknowledged the motion he filed praying the court for the DG of DSS and Kanu to give oral evidence in court to set up the fact of the matter became rejected by the grab.

NAN stories that Justice Taiwo had, on March 16, disregarded the motion filed by Opara, asking the court to summon the DG of DSS and Kanu to give evidence.

Taiwo, in the ruling, held that predominant rights cases are particular cases (sui generis) which mode of commencement are affidavit evidence as prescribed below Snort 2, Rule 2 of the Classic Human True Enforcement Draw Tips, 2009.

Justice Taiwo acknowledged that even supposing there had been moderately a few modes of commencement of action, including predominant correct cases, he acknowledged Kanu (applicant) chose to originate his “below the Classic True Enforcement Draw Tips that stipulates affidavit evidence.”

He dominated that after conscientiously perusing the total affidavits of the applicant and the respondents before him, he became of the check that there became no irreconcilable conflicts in the affidavits.

The grab, therefore, declined to grant Kanu’s utility and became accordingly disregarded.

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