IPOB remains a terror organisation-- Court - Trends and Politics


Thursday, 18 January 2018

IPOB remains a terror organisation-- Court

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday refused an application by members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra seeking to nullify the proscription order against the group last year.
IPOB had approached the court after its proscription through its lawyers, led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, alleging a violation of its fundamental rights to fair hearing and freedom of assembly by the Federal Government by an ex parte motin.
Justice Abdul Kafarati said in his ruling that the basic instrument in the particular ex parte motion was the approval of the Nigerian president which was stated to have been given in the application brought by the Attorney General of the Federation.
The court therefore said it was of the view that: “the application brought by the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation ex-parte was properly brought”.
Kafarati ruled that the rights of the IPOB members were not abused as alleged by their lawyers and ordered N500,000 as damages to be paid by the applicant.

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