Official report says the Department of State Services today, failed to produce the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Nnamdi Kanu who is facing treasonable felony charge was scheduled to appear before Justice Binta Nyako for the continuation of his trial Monday, 26th of July, 2021.
Following his absence, the prosecuting lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that the Kanu was not in court due to logistic reasons, TheNation reports.
In response, the judge declared that the case could not proceed due to the absence of the IPOB leader.
Reacting to failure to produce his client, Kanu’s lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor told the court that the life of his client was in danger.
Ejiofor explained that he had been unable to have access to his client for the past 10 days.
Following his submission, the presiding judge made an order directing the DSS to grant Kanu access to his lawyers.
Justice Binta Nyako , however, adjourned the case till October 21 but said the date could be brought back if the prosecution was able to obtain a fiat from the court’s chief judge to allow proceedings during the ongoing vacation of the court.