A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out a suit filed against Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Femi Fani-Kayode and others over the whereabouts of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Concise News understands that the case was struck out by Justice John Tsoho over lack of diligence in prosecution.
Justice Tsoho noted that the plaintiff’s counsel was in court at the last adjourned date, yet, he did not appear in court on Tuesday or give an explanation for his absence.
“I, therefore, agree with other reasons adduced by the Learned Silk and hereby strike out the suit for want of diligent prosecution,” the judge held.
When the case came up on Tuesday, even though all parties were served including the plaintiff, he neither responded nor appeared in court.
One Isaiah Agidi Ayugu had approached the Federal High Court, seeking leave for application of Order of Mandamus, compelling the respondents to immediately investigate the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Kanu from the country, whereas the Nigerian Army had been accused of abducting, arresting and assassinating him.
Ayugu approached the court after the leader of the pro-Biafra leader was sighted at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem in 2019, Concise News learnt.
The plaintiff who was displeased with the development, sought an order mandating the respondents to prosecute all that was indicted in aiding Kanu to allegedly evade justice.