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Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial till Oct. 21 as DSS fails to produce him in court

The trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been postponed till October 21 by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja, after the inability of the Department of State Security (DSS) to present him in court today, July 26.

When the case was called, Justice Binta Nyako stated there was nothing the court could do since the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, had not been presented in court by the DSS. Kanu was not in court owing to logistical issues, according to the prosecution’s lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar.

The DSS was then ordered to allow Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, access to his client, and Justice Nyako promised to work with the prosecution and defense lawyers, as well as the head of the security team, to devise a plan to allow Ejiofor access to his client, whom he claims he hasn’t seen in eight days.

The case was subsequently postponed until October 21, although Justice Nyako indicated it might be rescheduled if the prosecution was able to get a fiat from the court’s Chief Judge to enable proceedings to continue during the court’s holiday.

Kanu is facing terrorism, treasonable crime, illegal weapons possession, and administration of an unlawful society accusations.

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