- The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned again
- The new date for the resumption of the trial announced on Thursday, December 2, is Tuesday, January 18
- Kanu's lawyers at the emergency hearing on Thursday tried to get the previous trial date (January 19) moved forward but only succeeded in getting it moved by just one day
FCT, Abuja - The Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned the case of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to Tuesday, January 18, 2022.
Kanu who is currently in detention is facing charges bordering on felony and terrorism.
The IPOB leader's lawyers had urged the court to move the trial date forward from the previous adjournment date which is January 19 and 20 2022.
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However, the trial judge on Thursday, December 2, explained her busy schedule and only agreed to move the case forward by one day after the persuasion from Kanu's lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, BBC News Pidgin reported.
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Nnamdi Kanu: Malami speaks on pardon ahead of IPOB leader's resumed trial
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, described as premature the possibility of pardoning Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Malami stated this on Wednesday, December 1, while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He said though pardoning Nnamdi Kanu is not ruled out, it is premature as the IPOB leader has not been convicted.
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The president made the promise on Friday, November 19 while receiving a group under the aegis of Highly Respected Igbo Greats, led by First Republic parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja.
Kanu is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.