The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The matter was adjourned by Binta Nyako, judge of the federal high court. He adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), till October 21, owing to the failure of the federal government to produce him in court on Monday.
A new counsel to the federal government, Mohammed Abubakar had stunned the court when he announced that Kanu had not been brought before the court
He mere announced that Kanu could not be produced in court due to logistics reasons.
His explanation sparked off hot arguments from the counsel to Kanu, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor who accused the Department of the State Security Service of frustrating efforts by lawyers and family members to access the detained Biafra secessionist leader.
In June, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial. He was remanded in DSS custody after he was re-arraigned before the judge.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for a ”Republic of Biafra”.