Nnamdi Kanu files fresh contempt suit against government
The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has initiated a contempt suit against the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Director-General (DG) of the Department of State Service (DSS) before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama, Abuja, for non-execution of a December 17, 2015 order.
The legal action was as a result of the failure of the Federal Government and its relevant institutions to obey an order made by Justice Adeniyi Ademola for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja had returned the case file of Kanu to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, for re-assignment in September.
Kanu’s counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN), brought an application alleging that the court was biased in the case before it with the manner it has handled it so far.
Muoma said his client had written a petition to the National Judicial Council (NJC) against Justice Tsoho and asked that the court suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of investigations by the body, which had responded.
Tsoho had in a short ruling, said: “Accordingly, this case is hereby forwarded to the Chief Judge for further re-assignment.”