Court scratches Kanu’s suit against FHC Chief Judge, Registrar

A Federal High Court (FHC) sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed against the Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho.

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was the plaintiff who sued Justice Tsoho.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the FHC Abujastruck out the suit following an oral application made by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, to withdraw the suit.

When the matter was mentioned, Ejiofor, who held the brief of Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, indicated his interest to withdraw the case, following which the judge struck out the matter.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kanu, through his lawyer had filed the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/550/22 against the chief judge and chief registrar of FHC.

Ejiofor, while speaking with newsmen shortly after the court sitting, said they initially believed that the 2022 Practice Directions on Terrorism Matters were principally put in place to undermine Kanu’s case.

“But on a wider consultation, and when we also discovered that those provisions may not apply to our case, we decided to withdraw it,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has also urged Justice Ekwo to dismiss a sister suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/462/22 dated April 6 but filed on April 7 by Kanu’s lawyer, Chief Ozekhome, for being incompetent.



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