The trial of the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, continues today.
Naija News reports that the pro-Biafra activist is standing trial before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court.
Nnamdi Kanu, who had some of the charges levelled against him by the Federal Government struck, will resume his defence against other charges today.
Amongst those set to defend the IPOB leader are renowned human rights and constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
Stick with Naija News as we bring you updates of the court proceedings…
12:45: The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out the six remaining amended terrorism charges brought against Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, on Wednesday ruled against the federal government in the six charges when the matter came up for hearing in court.
11:20: Justice Binta Nyako denied IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu bail
11:00: In an interview with Vanguard, a member of Kanu’s legal team, who craved anonymity, said the government listed Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara as accomplices of the IPOB leader.
He said the government alleged that Ejiofor and Opara were constantly in contact with Kanu after he jumped bail and fled the country.
10:30: The leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has arrived at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for the continuation of his trial.
His arrival was announced in a post on Twitter by his counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.
10:00: FG Amends Charges Against IPOB’s Nnamdi Kanu
The Federal government has removed one charge out of the seven against the pro-Biafra activist.
The latest development was made known to newsmen on Wednesday by Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor.
Ejimakor said: “The Federal Government just amended the charges against Nnamdi Kanu now, they removed one, you know it was seven, but they removed one, and now it’s six.”
Biafra: Federal High Court Changes Position On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
The Federal High Court in Abuja has changed its position on the stringent conditions imposed on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that in April, the court had issued a Practice Direction, endorsed Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho, moving Kanu’s trial to CCT.
The Practice Direction also prohibited media coverage except those permitted.
But Daily Post reports that the authorities of the Court have now permitted the media to witness the resumed trial of the pro-Biafra activist.