IPOB: Court set to resume Nnamdi Kanu’s trial in his absence

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In what appears as a response to Arewa Youth’s call for the prosecution of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe in relation to incarceration of Senator Ali Ndume over Maina’s bail, a federal high court in Abuja is set to commence the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB group in absentia.

According to a hearing notice, reportedly, served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney General and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the case is scheduled for November 26th (tomorrow), having five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against Kanu.

It will be recalled that Kanu’s bail was revoked in March 2019 by Justice Binta Nyarko, who also ordered for his arrest and directed that his trial on charges of treasonable felony proceed in his absence. She hinged the order on Kanu’s failure to appear in court since April 25th, 2017.

The court had on February 20, 2018, ordered the separation of Kanu’s trial from that of his original co-defendants to put a stop to further delays resulting from the IPOB leader’s continued absence from court.

Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and others who are Kanu’s sureties had been ordered by the court to either produce the IPOB leader in court or show cause why they should not forfeit their N100m bail bonds.

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