Nnamdi Kanu to remain in DSS custody till October 21 as court adjourns
By Akpor Ehime
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday adjourned the trial of leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu till October 21. The IPOB leader was not present on court while the presiding judge slammed the adjournment Kanu faces charges of reasonable felony. The trial began in 2017 after he led a peaceful protest demanding for Igbo self determination. He was later arrested and taken to Abuja where he was granted bail. Citing threats to his life, Kanu fled the country after soldiers invaded his home in November 2017 during which many people were killed.
Kanu was brought in from Kenya in a dramatic move that has raised diplomatic hic cups
Irohinoodua correspondent in Abuja reports that the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar had said that he was ready to continue with the case following the mentioning of the case in Court
However, Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said he had filed an application for the transfer of Kanu from the DSS detention centre to a correction centre for easy access.
The Presiding Judge, Hon Justice Binta Nyako stated ruled that since Kanu was not in court, the case would not be heard. The Judge demanded that Kanu be produced in court.