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News Updated: January 19, 2022

Again, Court Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu's Trial Till February 16

By Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
January 19, 2022
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Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu till February 16, 2022.

The Buhari-led Federal Government had filed fresh terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

The action increased the initial counts bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism against Kanu from seven to 15.

After the court battle on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, the trial resumed today with Nnamdi Kanu denying charges filed against him.

Justice Binta Nyako, therefore, moved the case to the 16th of February, 2022 to hear the applications of the pro-Biafra activist.

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Meanwhile, against the order of Justice Nyako, Nnamdi Kanu appeared before the court, wearing the same designer clothes he had on since June 2021 when he was arrested.

Justice Nyako had on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS), to allow Kanu to have a change of cloth.

When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that he (Kanu) was the one who chose to wear his designer clothes.

He added that the DSS had provided Kanu with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows, and blankets. 

...Pleads Not Guilty To Fresh Charges

In response, Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, told the court that it was not true that his client insisted on wearing his designer clothes as it was not his visiting day on Tuesday so, fresh clothes couldn’t be passed to him.

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He added that clothes will be passed to him on his next visiting day.

He, however, commended the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattresses and pillows.

Before allowing Kanu to be re-arraigned on the amended 15-count treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him, Justice Nyako reiterated her demand for the defendant to have a change of clothes.

Kanu, thereafter, entered his plea to the fresh amended charge against him which borders on his alleged commission of acts of terrorism, felony, incitement, unlawful importation of a radio transmitter, and headship of an illegal organization.

Before Kanu was ushered into the courtroom around 10:15 am, the DSS had produced several documentary pieces of evidence, including electronic devices it would use to play some of the alleged inciting broadcasts that were made by the defendant.

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