The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed April 8 to decide whether the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will be discharged from the 15- count terrorism charges instituted against him or not.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, SAN, had urged Justice Binta Nyako to quash and dismiss the amended 15- count charges for being incompetent.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, walked into the Justice Binta Nyako’s court room wearing same Fendi Suit he has been wearing since his re-arraignment in July 2021.
On January 18, the last time he appeared in court, the judge had asked his counsel and family members to hand over his new clothes to the Department of State Service, following human rights violation complaints by the counsel, Mike Ozekhome, SAN.
meanwhile Kanu has also said since his re-arrest, he had not been allowed to take reading glasses provided by his family.
The defendant, who spoke through his lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, informed Justice Binta Nyako that his glasses were brought to Kenya where he was arrested were damaged while being picked up.
He further claimed that the glasses he brought to Nigeria in 2015 when he was first arrested were seized by the Department of State Services (DSS) and have not been released to him.
Kanu also complained that he had not been allowed to take clothes from his family, hence, he has been wearing the same cloth since his re-arrest in June last year.
At the time of this report, Kanu is asking the court to dismiss the charges against him on the ground that the alleged offences were not committed in Nigeria.
He also claimed that no prima facie has been made against him by the Federal Government throughout the proof of evidence in support of the charges.