He requested the court docket to declare that the provisions of Order III of the Federal High Courtroom Practice Directions (On Trial of Terrorism Cases) 2022, have been already the topic of Part 36 (4)(a) and (b) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended, and consequently, inoperative and outrightly ultra vires.
This got here as chief of a splinter group in IPOB, Simon Ekpa, has rejected calls to place an end of the Monday, April 26, 2022 sit-at-home order to protest the continued detention of Kanu.
Kanu , in the originating summons filed by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, requested the court docket to declare it “invalid, null, void and of no effect in any way.”
The Chief Judge of the Federal High Courtroom, Justice John Tsoho, and its Chief Registrar have been listed as defendants in the suit which processes have been obtained by journalists yesterday.
Justice Tsoho had launched a new practice direction for the trial of terrorism cases before the court docket.
The cases of Nnamdi Kanu, Bureau de Change operators indicted over sponsorship of terrorism, and Boko Haram suspects are presently before the courtroom.
Justice Tsoho mentioned the new practice direction was within the exercise of his constitutional powers as enshrined in Part 254 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
Underneath the brand new arrangement, the court docket said media coverage of proceedings is strictly prohibited.
The IPOB chief additionally desires an order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendants , whether by themselves, servants, agents, privies, and all different officers and agents of the Federal High Courtroom of Nigeria from applying and implementing the provisions of the Federal High Court Observe Instructions (On Trial of Terrorism Cases) 2022.
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