A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on terrorism charges.
Justice Binta Nyako on Monday held that the indefinite adjournment was due to the pending appeal by the federal government on the October 13 judgement of the Court of Appeal discharging Kanu.
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This is as the IPOB leader was said to have refused to appear in court for his trial in protest over the federal government’s refusal to obey the Court of Appeal order.
Prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, informed the presiding judge of Kanu’s refusal to attend the trial, adding that he had refused all entreaties to appear.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), had filed the appeal challenging Kanu’s acquittal on the remaining seven out of the 15 count charges of terrorism and treasonable felony brought against him.
The appellate court had ruled that the Federal High Court, where the case is pending, lacks the requisite jurisdiction to hear the case based on the alleged unlawful rendition.