Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the primary counsel for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has announced that the team of lawyers will initiate a “judicial process” to guarantee that Kanu’s trial be heard before the October 21 postponement date.
In a Monday update, Ejiofor also mentioned that the court had permitted Kanu’s friends and relatives to see him in detention.
It was announced earlier today that Kanu’s trial has been extended till October 21 by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, due to the Nigerian government’s refusal to produce him in court on Monday.
Ejiofor had informed the court that Kanu was being held in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and was being transferred to a penitentiary facility.
The trial could not continue without the IPOB leader, according to Justice Binta Nyako.
The court has set a date for the case to be continued on October 21, 2021.
In an update he posted on Monday, Ejiofor said, “Important take-home from today’s proceedings; one, henceforth, our client – Nnamdi Kanu – cannot only be visited by his lawyers, but relatives and friends, provided it is only two persons in every of such visit, on his visiting days.
“It is now an Order of the Court. Anybody within the above classification will be profiled by our Head of Chambers. Two, we will activate the judicial process to ensure that the Court is granted a Fiat to hear this case during the court’s annual vacation that commenced today.
“Three, our discreet findings confirmed that Kanu was not taken out of Abuja to an unknown destination. Kindly ignore the rumour mongers. We will visit him again within the next 48 hours. Kanu will regain his freedom sooner than may be expected.”
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