Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned trial of detained chief of the
Indegenious People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu until January 19.
The adjournment got here on a day Kanu’s crew of lawyers, staged a walk-out over refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, to permit some of them to acquire get admission to into the courtroom.
Kanu, who was once added into the court round 9:52am, had quickly after his case was once known as up, bemoaned the refusal of protection sellers to enable some individuals of his criminal team, particularly his attorney from the the United State of America, Bruce Fein, to enter the courtroom.
The IPOB chief informed the courtroom that Mr. Fein, who he stated used to be managing a case for him in the US, used to be round to witness his trial.
“I have an ongoing case in the US. I have no longer been allowed to see him. He is right here to see me and to take a look at the proceedings.
“He has been to the DSS to see me, however they denied him get admission to to me”, Kanu noted from the dock.
Asked by way of the Judge, if he was once equipped to behavior the court cases himself, in the absence of his lawyers, Kanu responded in the negative.
Meanwhile, suggestions to FG, Mr. M. D. Abubakar, who is the Director of Public Prosecution, advised the court docket to proceed with the trial in the absence of Kanu’s lawyers.
Abubakar informed the court docket that ordinarily, the remember used to be constant for listening to of an utility that used to be filed via the Defendant.
He argued that considering the fact that Kanu’s lead counsel, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who used to be firstly interior the courtroom, walked out with his group quickly earlier than the arrival of the judge, his pending utility ought to be deemed abandoned.
In a quick ruling, although Justice Nyako expressed his displeasure over the habits of Kanu’s lawyers, she declined to disregard the pending software and alternatively adjourned the case until January 19 and 20, 2022, for trial.