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Biafra: Lawyer Supports Change Of Venue For Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial, Tells FG New Location




Nnamdi Kanu Lawyers Threaten To Boycott Trail Over Alleged Injustice

It has been advocated that the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu should be moved to Abia State or any other southeast state.

The special counsel to Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor gave the suggestion while reacting to reports that the Federal High Court was considering moving the venue of his client’s trial away from Abuja.

Naija News recalls the Chief Judge of the Federal High CourtJustice John Tsoho on Friday expressed the consideration of the court to change the venue of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The judge while sharing the reason for the desired change said it will prevent interruption of other pending cases before the court.

Tsoho lamented that whenever Kanu’s trial is holding, other court cases can’t hold due to the crowd of supporters and heavy security presence which even sometimes lead to lawyers getting locked out.

The judge stated this when he hosted the newly elected executives of the Abuja Chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association in his office.

Kanu is presently standing trial before Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court.

Reacting to the statement of Tsoho, Ejimakor argued that if the venue for his client’s trial will be changed, it has to be to the southeast particularly, Umuahia in Abia State where Kanu is alleged to have carried out the acts for which he is standing trial.

“If the Federal High Court overrules the objections to its jurisdiction and persists with the trial, then the venue should be shifted to the Umuahia division of the Federal High Court, because that is where Nnamdi Kanu last resided before he was pursued to Kenya and renditioned.

“Abuja has no territorial connection with the offenses alleged. The alleged offences are entirely in Southeast.

“So, any of the Southeast divisions will also serve as proper venue. If it requires making an expedient exception to the law, so be it,” Ejimakor told Daily Post in a chat.

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