The trial of the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will hold January 18, 2022.
Naija News reports that the new trial date for the Biafran leader was declared by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja today.
Justice Nyako had earlier scheduled Kanu’s trial for January 19 and 20, 2022.
However, the court granted an abridgement of time after a motion was filed in that respect by Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and the hearing proceeded today, December 2, 2021.
Federal Government counsel, Shuaib Labaran, however, mentioned before the court that a counter affidavit opposing the request has been filled and served on Kanu.
Justice Nyako however cut in and informed Kanu’s lawyer that the application for time abridgement cannot be considered because there is no judicial time for such an issue.
In the drama that ensued, the case diary of the court was read to the lawyer to establish that the court has other cases to attend to.
However, following the insistence, Justice Nyako agreed to shift other cases slated for January 18 to accommodate the trial which will last till January 19 and 20.
Justice Nyako ordered DSS to allow Kanu to practice his faith, change his clothes, and be given the maximum possible comfort in the detention facility.
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