Onyema’s lawyers dissociate client from suit on fundamental human rights enforcement

Barrister Allen Onyema, chairman,  Air Peace



Posted by Sade Williams



A.O Alegeh & Co., counsels to Air Peace chairman, Allen Onyema, has dissociated themselves from a suit instituted at the Federal High Court, Abuja for the enforcement of the fundamental human rights of Onyema, saying their client have no knowledge of such and did not consent to the filling of the suit.



The suit was filed by one Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi on Tuesday praying the Court to bar the Federal Government of Nigeria and Attorney General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami as well as other agencies of government from harassing or extraditing Onyema to the US against his will.




But counsels to Onyema in a statement signed by A.O Alegeh & Co, expressed surprise at the publication of the story in the national dailies, saying their client does not even know Mr. Jideobi.




“The attention of our client, Allen Onyema has been drawn to news reports now trending in the social media suggesting that an Abuja based Legal Practitioner, Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi, has instituted an action in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/1446/2019 – Johnmary C. Jideobi v. Federal Government of Nigeria & Ors at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, purportedly seeking the enforcement of our client’s fundamental human rights.




“We hereby state on behalf of our client, that at no time did he instruct the said Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi to institute any action on his behalf in respect of the subject matter of the Indictment now pending against him in the United States of America. Our Client has no knowledge of the said action and did not consent to the filing of same. As a matter of fact, Our Client does not know the said Mr. Johnmary C. Jideobi”, it stated.



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