Court Sets New Trial Date For Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

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On Monday, the Federal High Court in Abuja adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), until April 19, 2024.

Judge Binta Nyako presided over the hearing, where she set this date for the commencement of the trial.

The courtroom welcomed Kanu back after the Supreme Court judgment on December 15, 2023, which reinstated his trial.

Kanu’s defense attorney, Aloy Ejimakor, presented a fresh bail application based on constitutional rights providing defendants access to adequate time and resources to prepare their cases.

He also highlighted obstacles such as eavesdropping by security service agents during private discussions between Kanu and his lawyers, as well as Kanu’s declining health.

However, the prosecuting lawyer, Adegboyega Awolowo, opposed these applications, stating that they lacked merit.

Awolowo’s appearance marks a change in the prosecution team, as it is the first time an external prosecutor has led the federal government’s team since the case began in 2015.

This development comes under the leadership of the newly appointed Attorney General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi.

Prosecutors have indicated that they plan to present at least two witnesses when the trial begins on April 19.

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