The Federal High Court on Monday announced that it would embark on an annual break on July 26.
The development may hinder the hearing of the case of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, which is fixed to hold on July 26.
Kanu is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, and may have to remain their until September 17, 2021, when the judges will return to court from vacation.
The judges vacation was disclosed by the Chief Information Officer of the court, Catherine Oby Christopher.
According to her, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho while speaking on the development, said the vacation which would end on September 17 is pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019.
Meanwhile, Lagos and Port- Harcourt divisions are expected to remain functional throughout the vacation.
“It is essential to stress that during the vacation, only cases of EXTREME URGENCY, such as Arrest of the ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained,” the statement partly read.
“The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria, Honorable Justice John Terhemba Tsoho, wishes his fellow lordships a wonderful vacation in advance.”
In Abuja, the judges assigned to hear extreme cases are Honorable Justice A.R Mohammed and Justice O.E. Egwuatu.
While Justice I. N. Oweibo and Justice Tijjani Ringim in the Lagos Judicial Division, their colleagues in Port Harcourt are Justice S. D. Pam and Justice A. T. Mohammed.