Aloy Ejimakor, a special counsel for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed the next step in the agitator’s case.
In a post on his Twitter page on Tuesday, the lawyer revealed that Nnamdi Kanu’s legal team is now pushing for his release from detention.
He said: “To the multitudes asking me the way forward after the hearing yesterday, below is the answer:
“The very next step is to pursue the release of His Excellency from detention through the coordinated steps of the Legal Team in Nigeria & UK. We intend to succeed, sooner than later.”
Naija News had earlier reported that the IPOB leader’s trial was adjourned till October 21st, 2021.
Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the trial on Monday at the resumption of proceedings at the court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The trial suffered a setback after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to produce Kanu in court.
The judge slammed the action of the DSS noting that she had stayed back in her chambers waiting for the defendant to be in court.
Justice Nyako also rejected a request to transfer Nnamdi Kanu from the custody of the DSS to Kuje correctional centre.
Kanu through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had asked Justice Nyako to transfer him as he cannot get a fair trial if he remains in the custody of the DSS.
He also sought for an order to grant him access to his medical doctor for the purpose of carrying out a comprehensive independent medical examination on him.
Ruling on the application, Justice Nyako ordered that the DSS should allow access to Kanu, although it won’t be a free-for-all.