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How Nigerian Judge Locked Us Out, Arbitrarily Adjourned Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial — Lawyer, Ejimakor

November 10, 2021

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the trial of Kanu was adjourned to the 19th and 20th of January 2022.

Aloy Ejimakor, Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says Kanu's legal team will take urgent and decisive measures over the arbitrary adjournment of the case.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ejimakor described the acts of Justice Binta Nyako at the Wednesday's trial as a “travesty of Justice”.


He tweeted, “I’m not happy. The world should not be happy. The judge LOCKED out Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers & refused us entry into the courtroom. She then arbitrarily adjourned the case to January 19, 2022. This is a travesty of justice. We will surely take urgent & decisive measures.”

SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the trial of Kanu was adjourned to the 19th and 20th of January 2022.

Kanu had alongside his lawyers protested the refusal of the DSS to allow some of his lawyers access into the court, particularly the lawyer from the USA, Bruce Fein.

Kanu, who was re-arraigned before trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, is facing a seven-count amended treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him.[story_link align="left"]101028[/story_link]

The Nigerian government had in the amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, which was signed by a team of government lawyers led by the Director, Public Prosecution of the Federation, Mr. M. B. Abubakar, alleged that Kanu had in furtherance of an act of terrorism, issued a deadly threat that anyone that flouted his sit-at-home order should write his or her will.

The Nigerian government alleged that as a result of Kanu’s directive, banks, schools, markets, shopping malls, fuel stations were not opened for businesses, with vehicular movements grounded in the South-East region of the country.

It said the action amounted to an offence contrary to and punishable under 1(2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

The Nigerian government equally lined up five witnesses to testify in the matter, including officials of the DSS and one Ronald S. who was identified as the manager of a hotel in Lagos State.