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Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial till Wednesday, 19th January, 2022, as FG files fresh charges

The Federal High Court in Abuja, has adjourned the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, till Wednesday.

The matter was adjourned by the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako due to Kanu’s complain that the Federal Government did not promptly serve him with the fresh 15-count amended charges brought before the court.

Nndamdi Kanu has however engaged a senior human rights activist Barr. Mike Ozekhome to lead his legal team.

At the resumed hearing of the alleged treasonable trial against the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu
Kanu’s counsel Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, complained that the Federal Government did not promptly serve him with the fresh 15-count amended charges.

He accused FG of denying him the necessary facility to defend the charges against him.

Ozekhome pointed out that the amended charges were served on them, barely 24 hours to the hearing. That Kanu, has not even seen the charge which he is being told to enter his plea.

Ozekhome maintained that it is ambushing. That it is the 6th amendment and each time it is done to frustrate the trial. He asks the court for an adjournment to enable him study the charges.

The Prosecution team, Shuaibu Labaran said he is not opposed to the court granting a short adjournment to enable the defence lawyers to study the charge.

In a short ruling Justice Binta Nyako, adjourns the matter to Wednesday as she also orders the Department of State Services, DSS, to allow Kanu to have a change of cloth.

Kanu is expected to take plea on 15 fresh charges again at him by the federal government at the next sitting.


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