Nnamdi Kanu in court as trial resumes | Dailytrust

Nnamdi Kanu in court as trial resumes

IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu in court with his lawyers on Thursday, 21 Oct. 2021
IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu in court with his lawyers on Thursday, 21 Oct. 2021

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in court on Thursday at the resumption of his trial by the Nigerian government.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who is Kanu’s lead counsel, had called on the federal government to make his client available in court today to face his trial.

The counsel, who stated this in Abuja on Wednesday during a world press conference, said since the Director of Public Prosecution of the federation had filed a seven-count amended charge with an affidavit of completion of the investigation, there was no excuse to act contrary.

He lamented that after his client was brought to court on June 29 without his lawyer’s knowledge, the government failed to produce him on July 26 when the matter came up, adding that such action violated the court order made by Justice Binta Nyako.  

The Federal Government had, on Monday 18 October 2021, filed an amended seven-count charge against Kanu, before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

The fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism following the pending charges he was facing since 2016.

Meanwhile, at the resumed of trial on Thursday, Daily Trust gathered that all entrances to the Federal High Court in Abuja, its surroundings and adjoining streets, were taken over by security operatives.

The security operatives are drawn from the Department of State Service (DSS) and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

Every entrance to the court premises and the street on which the court is located are also barricaded by the heavily armed security operatives.

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