A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has adjourned until the 26th of this month for further proceeding in the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The judge, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the matter to rule on an application by Counsel to the defendant, Chief Mike Ozekhome requesting the court to vacate it’s earlier order that Mazi Kanu must be tried in abstentia following his inability to attend trial.

Chief Ozekhome argued that the court was misled to make that order, insisting that facts were on ground to show why Kanu fled the country involuntarily.

Specifically, Ozekhome has urged the court to set aside the order for trial in abstentia and revert to it’s earlier status accorded bail to Kanu.

Meanwhile, the Court had struck out a 6-count amended charge preferred against Kanu by the Federal Government following the withdrawal of the charge by the Federal Government.

Chief Ozekhome had complained to the court that the prosecution was delaying trial by continuous amendment of the charge against his client.

However, the court agreed with Ozekhome’s objection to the fresh charge and consequently struck it out.

Earlier, Justice Nyako had refused to grant bail to Kanu, saying, she was not convinced as to why Kanu breached his previous bail conditions.


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