Matters Arising, as the supreme leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu case adjourned to 10th of November 2021.
The court hearings of the case leveled again the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been been adjourned to next month 10th of November 2021.The IPOB leader was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven-count charge, on Thursday.
He had pleaded not guilty to the charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.
Count one of the charge read, “Being the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on diverse dates in 2014 and 2015 in London, United Kingdom, did broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored in Enugu and other areas within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, preparations made by you and others now at large, for states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states to secede from the federal republic of Nigeria with a view to constituting same into the Republic of Biafra and you thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 41(c) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP. C77, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.”
Kanu’s legal team led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor had challenged his detention and sought that he should be moved from DSS custody to Kuje prison in Abuja.
But Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, rejected the application.
She then adjourned the matter till November 10 and the IPOB leader was whisked out of the court in a convoy of white Hilux van.
Detained leader of the Indegenious People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has arrived the Federal High Court Abuja for his re-arraingment.
Kanu, who wore a white Fendi designers clothe, was ushered into the courtroom at exactly 10am by security operatives.
He is expected to take his fresh plea before trial Justice Binta Nyako. He is facing a seven-count amended charge bordering on incitement, treasonable felony and terrorism.
Meanwhile, a British envoy in Nigeria has arrived the court to witness the trial.
It will be recalled that Kanu who is equally a British citizen, was in June, arrested in Kenya and returned back to Nigeria for continuation of his trial.
Though his lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor has been granted access into the courtroom, other lawyers, journalists and representatives of apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohaneze Ndigbo, were barred from entering the court premises.
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security.
He was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of this report.
Journalists, lawyers and staff of the FHC were barred from entering the Court premises.
The convoy was led by a black Prado jeep, followed by two Hilux, two buses and other two other Hilux.
Before his arrival, security operatives including DSS, Nigerian Army, Police and the NSCDC had condoned off all enterances leading to the headquarters of the Federal High Court, Abuja.