Breaking: Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trial Again, Gives Reason

Breaking: Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trial Again, Gives Reason

  • The trial of the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will continue on Wednesday, January 19, at the Federal High Court in Abuja
  • Kanu's trial was postponed after his legal team asked for time to go through the fresh 15-count amended charge filed against their client
  • The court had also earlier ordered the SSS to ensure that the IOPB leader gets a change of cloth while in custody

FCT, Abuja - The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, January 18, adjourned the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, till Wednesday, January 19.

Vanguard reported that the adjournment followed the complain by Kanu's legal team that the federal government failed to promptly serve them the fresh 15-count amended charge it brought before the court.

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Nnamdi Kanu: Court Adjourns IPOB Leader's Trial Again
The trial of the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned till Wednesday, January 19. Photo credits: For The Love Of Anambra, Daily Times Nigeria
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Legit.ng gathers that Kanu, through his legal team led by Mike Ozekhome (SAN), also accused the FG of denying him the necessary facility to defend the charge against him.

Ozekhome told the court that the amended charge was served on them, barely 24 hours to the scheduled hearing.

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He said:

“My lord, the proposed amended charge was served on us yesterday evening. As I speak to you my lord, the Defendant who was just brought in, has not even seen the charge which he is being told to enter his plea.
“With due respect, that is not Justice. It is ambushing. I know that the Administration if Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, allows them to amend, but this is the 6th amendment they are making, and each time they do it, they serve us a day to the hearing, just to frustrate the trial."

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FG's legal team reacts

Reacting, the federal government's legal team led by Mohammed Labaran from the Federal Ministry of Justice said he was not opposed to the court granting a short adjournment to enable the defence lawyers to study the charge.

The court eventually postponed the proceedings till Wednesday.

Court issues strong order over Nnamdi Kanu's outfit, daily routine in SSS detention

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja ordered the State Security Services (SSS) to ensure that Kanu gets a change of cloth.

The order from the judge followed a complaint by Ozekhome who had informed the court that his client was constantly being subjected to poor treatment while in the custody of the SSS.

He told the court that Kanu is being kept in solitary confinement at the SSS facility located inside the agency's headquarters in Abuja. The senior lawyer alleged that other detainees who dare greet the IPOB leader are also kept in solitary confinement by the secret police as punishment.

Source: Legit.ng

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