The Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu trial was adjourned to
on Tuesday due to the late service of the amended charges on the secessionist’s legal team.
Trial judge, Binta Nyako, after rejecting the prosecution’s excuse for the late service of the newly
amended charges on the defence, expressed displeasure over how the attitude truncated the day’s
proceedings, forcing her to adjourn the case until Wednesday.
The Nigerian government had on Monday served an amended 15-count charge on Mr Kanu’s legal team.
Nnamdi Kanu, who is being tried on an a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony, was
expected to take a fresh plea to 15-count amended charge, dated January 17, 2022.
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At Tuesday’s sitting, Mr Kanu, who had engaged the services of a prominent lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, to
strengthen his defence team, told Mrs Nyako, the trial judge, that he was only served with the fresh
amended charge on Monday (yesterday) morning.
“The business of today is to deal with three subsisting applications — application for transfer, motion for
bail of the defendant and Preliminary Objection raised in respect of the earlier charge of October 2021,”
Mr Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, told the court.
The defence lawyer with the amended charge only served on him Monday morning, he had yet to discuss
the contents of the fresh charge with Mr Kanu.
But the judge disagreed with Mr Ozekhome, insisting that the matter was for trial.
“The date that was set down for trial was the day Mr Ejiofor staged a walk-out on the court,” Mrs Nyako
We hope to get more details on Nnamdi Kanu trial.
Source: Premium Times