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News Alert: IPOB Is Not A Terrorist Organisation, Kanu Challenges Court Order | The Precision

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The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has
challenged the court order proscribing his group and declaring it a
terrorist group. 

In a statement on Friday, Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said
the motion challenging Wednesday’s court order was filed on Friday. 
According to the motion, dated September 21, Mr. Ejiofor argued that
IPOB is a non-violent organisation; therefore the decision of the Abuja
Division of the Federal High Court to issue an order, based on a motion
made ex-parte, was illegal. 
A motion ex-parte is a motion heard by the court without the presence of the other party/ parties.
The lawyer added that his client, whose whereabouts has been unknown
since the violent crisis in Abia started two weeks ago, was not allowed
fair hearing and that the court lacked the jurisdiction to grant such an
order.
The Nigerian government on Wednesday obtained an order of court, affirming the declaration of IPOB as a terror group.
The group, which seeks an independent country of Biafra, has been
accused of killing and intimidating civilians and security operatives.
Source: Premium Times

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