Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial: IPOB Leader Taken Away Out of Abuja
Nigerian Government And Its Judicial Sector In Confusion, As
‘NO TRIAL’ was recorded today in Abuja Court.
Dez Mayorz Report.
The trial was stalled not just because of Mazi Kanu’s absence from court, but also because the court’s judges’ vacation started on Monday, the trial judge, Binta Nyako, said.
Mrs Nyako adjourned the case till October 21.
Earlier, the prosecuting lawyer, M. B Abubakar, informed the judge that Mr Kanu’s absence from court might be due to “logistical” issues encountered by the SSS, the agency holding him in custody.
However, Mr Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, countered the prosecution’s position, saying the IPOB leader had been taken away out of Abuja.
The separatist, who was granted bail in April 2017, fled the country after the invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State, by the military in September.
Mazi Kanu was illegally kidnapped in Kenya and brought back to Nigeria in June in extraordinary rendition, about four years after his trial on charges of treasonable felony was stalled due to his disappearance from the country when Nigerian Soldiers stormed his house and killed over 25 of his men, that resulted to death of his parents.
The judge had on June 29 ordered Mazi Kanu to remain in SSS custody.
It remains unclear why the SSS failed to produce him in court on Monday, as the operatives of the spy agency had taken over the premises and the adjoining roads much earlier before the proceedings started at about 11.10a.m..
Also in the news today, Igbo Jews dressed in Jewish apparel arrested in Abuja.
The Nigeria police have arrested some members of the Igbo Jews in Abuja, who appeared at the Federal High Court in Jewish apparel.
They were chanting slogans in support of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, demanding his freedom.
There was commotion at the court as the police tried to disperse members of the group.
The trial of Nnamdi Kanu, who was kidnapped in Kenya by Nigerian Government is scheduled to continue today after his extraordinary rendition in June.
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IPOB Defy Malami’s Order, Arrive Abuja Court in Solidarity with Nnamdi Kanu.
Roads blocked. Foreign and local journalists barred except few 10. Nigerian activist Sowore was arrested.