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Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Terrorism Trial Indefinitely



Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, adjourned indefinitely the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

The indefinite adjournment follows Kanu’s absence in Court today, which is reported to be in protest against the federal government’s refusal to release him as ordered by the Court of Appeal on October 13.

Justice Nyako was reported to have put off the trial sine die ( indefinitely) at the instance of Kanu, pending the resolution of the federal government’s appeal against the October 13 Court of Appeal judgment that discharged the IPOB leader from the terrorism charges levelled against him by the government.

The federal government’s team of prosecutors led by the Director of Public Prosecution, M.B. Abubakar, told the trial that “My lord, I understand that the defendant declined to come to court today.

“As of last week, the defendant was intimated of this sitting and he did not object. However, when I called the office this morning, I was informed that the defendant woke up and declined to come to court.

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“All entreaties and pleas were made but he refused to come to court”, the government lawyer told the court.

However, Kanu’s legal team said the allegation was strange as Kanu had never hidden his intention to always be in court.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said, “The Court per His lordship Hon. Justice Binta Nyako is in agreement with us that it lacks the jurisdiction to entertain any further charge against Kanu, in view of the landmark judgment of the Court of Appeal.

“The matter was consequently adjourned sine die pending the outcome of the appeal at the Supreme Court. We are winning! Supreme Court here we come! No going back on ONYENDU’s freedom.

“Our appeal to set aside the order staying the execution of Onyendu’s judgment will be fixed for hearing any moment from now.

“We shall keep you all posted.”

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