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  • Updated: May 22, 2023

Nnamdi Kanu’s Suit Against DSS Adjourned

A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned a suit filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against the Department of State Services (DSS) for the adoption of processes.

The matter has now been fixed for June 20 by the court registrar for the adoption of applications filed by both parties following the absence of Justice Binta Nyako in court.

Justice Nyako was said to have gone for an official assignment, hence the adjournment.

Kanu, through his team of lawyers, had sued the DSS and its Director General as 1st and 2nd respondents in the matter.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/ 2341/2022, Kanu prayed the court for permission to apply for an order of mandamus to compel the DSS to allow him have unhindered access to his medical doctor, among others.

The court had, on February 1 granted Kanu the permission to apply for an order of mandamus he sought after an ex-parte motion moved by Ozekhome to the effect.

But in a preliminary objection filed by the DSS, the security outfit urged the court to dismiss the suit for want of jurisdiction.

It argued that there was a subsisting judgement of a sister court delivered by Justice Taiwo Taiwo on June 3, 2022, in suit number: FHC/ABJ/CS/1585/2021 between Kanu and DG of DSS and two others wherein the court dealt substantially with the issue of allowing the IPOB leader access to his personal physician.

It said the instant suit was similar to the earlier one and that Kanu had filed an appeal against the judgment.

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