DRAMA, ANGER WALK-OUT, DISPLEASURE, AS COURT ADJOURNS TRIAL OF NNAMDI KANU TO JANUARY 2022
There was drama today, Wednesday, November 10th at the Federal High Court in Abuja, during the trial of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), NNAMDI KANU.
The trial, which was slated for today, could not continue but rather adjourned o January 19th, 2022 by the presiding Judge, Justice BINTA NYAKO.
Brave Views can report that prior to the adjournment, there was confusion as KANU’s team of lawyers staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services to allow them into the courtroom.
NNAMDI KANU was brought into the courtroom after his case was called but security agents refused to allow his lawyers, including a legal practitioner from the United States of America, BRUCE FEIN to enter the courtroom.
While that was going on, KANU’s lead lawyer, who was initially inside the courtroom, informed Justice NYAKO that FEIN, who was handling a case for KANU in the US was within the court premises to witness proceedings.
KANU’s lawyer told the court that the matter was fixed for today to hear an application that was filed by the defendant.
Meanwhile, one of the lawyers to the Nigerian Government, ABUBAKAR argued that since KANU’s lead counsel, IFEANYI EJIOFOR, who was initially inside the courtroom walked out with his team shortly before the arrival of the judge, his pending application should be deemed abandoned.
The presiding Judge, Justice BINTA NYAKO expressed displeasure over the conduct of KANU’s lawyers.
The Judge declined the request of the Federal Government Lawyer to dismiss the pending application and rather adjourned the case till January 19 and 20, 2022, due to the absence of a legal team to conduct proceedings for the IPOB leader, NNAMDI KANU.