The Federal Excessive Court, Abuja, on Thursday, fastened November 10 to listen to an utility filed by the chief of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, stressful the competence of the treasonable felony prices filed against him by the federal executive.
He’s, by approach to his recent utility, asking the court docket to dismiss the newly amended prices of seven counts.
The make a selection, Binta Nyako, fastened the date after the blueprint of business of the Lawyer-General of the Federation (AGF) filed the amended prices.
Mrs Nyako also made an characterize that three folks of Mr Kanu’s different might perhaps presumably furthermore neutral mute be allowed to discuss to him every Thursday.
Nonetheless, Mr Kanu’s inquire of that he be transferred to Kuje Correctional Centre modified into as soon as rejected by the court docket.
Earlier, the Dispute Security Provider (SSS) brought Mr Kanu to the courtroom on the fifth floor of the Federal Excessive Court edifice in Abuja around 9: 45 a.m. surrounded by heavily armed security brokers.
PREMIUM TIMES reported earlier that many journalists and lawyers had been denied entry into the court docket premises.
The Data Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that the Region of job of the Lawyer-General of the Federation had, on Monday, filed recent amended prices of seven counts against Mr Kanu.
Among the costs are treasonable felony and acts of terrorism which he’s accused of perpetrating by means of his separatist activities.
NAN also reviews that there modified into as soon as pandemonium earlier at the main entrance of the constructing as lawyers clashed with the SSS personnel over refusal to enable them get entry to into the court docket premises.
The separatist, who modified into as soon as granted bail in April 2017, fled the country after the invasion of his dwelling in Afara-Ukwu, approach Umuahia, Abia Dispute, by the protection power in September that twelve months, a discipline certainly one of Mr Kanu’s lawyers, Alloy Ejimakor described because the “rule of self-preservation.”
Mrs Nyako subsequently revoked his bail for ditching his trial, and ordered his trial to be separated from the comfort of the co-defendants’.
While the trial of the comfort of the defendants has made some progress, Mr Kanu’s has been stalled since 2017.
On June 29, 2021, the Lawyer-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, launched that Mr Kanu had been rearrested and brought lend a hand to Nigeria to continue going by means of his trial.
He mentioned the IPOB chief modified into as soon as “intercepted” days earlier but didn’t give particulars.
Despite the truth that there has been no official disclosure about where and how Mr Kanu modified into as soon as arrested, family and lawyers to the IPOB chief, acquire described how he modified into as soon as “kidnapped” in Kenya beneath controversial circumstances.
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