Terrorism: Court adjourns Kanu’s trial indefinitely

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A Federal High Court sitting  in Abuja has adjourned indefinitely the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on fresh  terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Binta Nyako on Monday held that the indefinite adjournment was due to the pending appeal by the Federal Government on the October 13 judgement of the Court of Appeal discharging Kanu.

The Federal Government’s appeal seeking reversal of the Court of Appeal judgment is pending before the Supreme Court.

Two other cases billed for hearing before the court were also put off indefinitely for the same reason.

Meanwhile, Kanu refused to appear before the Federal High Court on Monday.

Prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, informed the presiding judge of Kanu’s refusal to attend the trial, adding that he had refused all entreaties to appear.

The refusal to honour the high court was conveyed to Justice Nyako by the Federal Government’s counsel.

He informed the court that all entreaties made to persuade Kanu to have a change of heart were rebuffed.

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