The Nigerian government has been dragged before the African Union (AU) by the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) over the arrest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group filed a complaint before the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR), a judicial body of the AU tasked with promoting and protecting human rights and collective rights throughout the African continent.
The complaint was filed by IPOB through its lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, Naija News gathered.
Ejimakor said the group is urging the federal government to respect the treaty of ‘Extraordinary rendition.’
The lawyer in a tweet on Thursday evening stated: “In addition to the various legal, diplomatic & political battles for His Excellency, I’ve today filed a Complaint with the African Union’s ACHPR, asking it to hold Nigeria to its treaty obligations against Extraordinary Rendition.”
“The trial within trial has started.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State government has announced the restriction of human and vehicular movement on Saturday 24th July to facilitate the conduct of the planned local government polls in the state.
According to a statement on Thursday by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, the restriction of movement will be in place between 8:00am and 3:00pm.
He explained that this will enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) to conduct elections in the 20 LGAs, and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
He urged all eligible voters to participate in the exercise.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News
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