Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial to January 19th 2022.
Written by News Room on November 10, 2021
Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to January 19, 2022.
The adjournment came after Kanu’s team of lawyers, staged a walk out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow some of them access into the courtroom.
Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom around 9:52 am, had shortly after his case was called up, decried the refusal of security agents to allow some members of his legal team, especially his lawyer from the United States of America, Bruce Fein, to enter the courtroom.
Meanwhile, counsel to FG, Mister Mohamed Abubakar, who is the Director of Public Prosecution, urged the court to proceed with the trial in the absence of Kanu’s lawyers.
In a short ruling, though Justice Nyako expressed her displeasure over the conduct of Kanu’s lawyers. She also declined to dismiss the pending application and rather adjourned the case till January 19 and 20, 2022, for trial.
In another development, Lawyers of Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Bruce Fein, on Wednesday, lamented that they were locked out as his trial resumed at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
Addressing journalists outside the court premises, the visibly infuriated lawyers said they have lost trust in the ability of the court to deliver justice and would, therefore, take the case to an international court.
Following the refusal by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow some of them access into the courtroom, some other lawyers who were within the court staged a walk-out.