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Judge threatens to adjourn Kanu’s trial indefinitely

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A Federal High court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, threatened to adjourn the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra indefinitely.

The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako made this known after Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, informed the court that the legal team was not ready for the trial.

During the court session, Ejimakor demanded that Kanu’s bail earlier granted him should be restored; he should be relocated from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) and he should be allowed free access to his lawyers to enable him to prepare for his trial.

But the prosecuting lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) objected to Ejimakor’s requests, describing them as frivolous vexatious irritating, and unmeritorious.

However, Justice Nyako fixed the ruling on the requests by Kanu’s lawyer for May 20 but insisted that progress must be made in the case on Wednesday by allowing the prosecution to open its case by calling witnesses.

The judge said, “It is either we open this trial today by prosecution calling witnesses or I adjourn this matter indefinitely till the time you are ready for trial.

“You cannot continue to hold the court to ransom. I hope you know the consequences of adjourning the trial sine die. You have to make a choice and the choice has to be for you.

“I will rise for some minutes for you to think about this and make a choice and that choice has to be made today”, Justice Nyako said shortly before standing down proceedings.

 

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