There was tension in Umuahia, the Abia State capital on Tuesday as Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer to the detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, heads to court over the latter’s health issues.
It was gathered that access roads to the court were blocked by truckloads of the military, police, and other security agencies, which created fear in road users in Umuahia.
Ejimakor, in an application, Nnamdi Kanu Vs Federal Government of Nigeria and seven others, brought an ex parte order asking the court to, among other things, make an interim order of release of Kanu to attend to his health in any medical facility of his choice in Nigeria, pending the hearing of the motion.
The lawyer also asked for the substitution service on the motion on notice of third and fourth respondents.
However, the high court presided over by Justice K. C. J. Okereke refused the application and asked the lawyer to put the respondents on notice.
He granted the application for substituted service on third, fifth, and seventh respondents and adjourned till September 21 for a hearing of the motion on notice.