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.
According to a statement by Abia Onyike, Chairman, ADF Media & Publicity Bureau, if their application is granted, the group will be enabled to file an Amicus submission to address the Court on points of law in support of what Kanu had filed.
It will be recalled 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 21st September, 2021.
In this 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 Barrister 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 Nnamdi Kanu’s fundamental rights, there are recondite points of law that should be brought to the attention of the honourable court which will be helpful to the court in determining the substantive Application”.