Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trial, New Date Emerges

Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trial, New Date Emerges

  • The federal high court sitting in Abuja has fixed March 19, 2024, to rule on a fresh application the detained pro-Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, filed
  • Kanu submitted the application to be released on bail, pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge the Nigerian government preferred against him
  • reports that trial justice, Binta Nyako, adjourned the matter after she listened to Kanu’s lawyer, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor and the prosecution counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism.

FCT, Abuja - The federal high court, Abuja, on Monday, February 26, adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu until March 19 or 20. understands that the court postponed the case of the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for bail ruling and trial.

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Binta Nyako, the judge, before whom Kanu is being tried by the Nigerian government for terrorism, fixed the date for the commencement of the trial. BBC News Igbo noted the development.

Kanu's lawyers are pushing for his bail as they raised concerns about their client’s alleged deteriorating health condition.

Reacting to the development, Favour Michael Kanu, a relative of the detained IPOB leader, said they are determined to ensure the IPOB leader's freedom.

Favour, who attended the hearing, wrote on her known Facebook page.

"We will never give up on this struggle. We shall overcome soonest! 19th of March is it."

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Why Buhari didn't eliminate Kanu - Adesina earlier reported that Femi Adesina, a former special adviser to former President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity, explained how Buhari’s government allegedly did a favour to Kanu.

The former presidential aide disclosed that the federal government led by Buhari did Kanu a favour by extraditing him to Nigeria.

He made this known in his newly launched book titled 'Working with Buhari: Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023)'.


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