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Ohanaeze Ndigbo Opens Up On Failure Of DSS To Produce Kanu

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The lawyer to Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has described the reason given by the Department of State Services (DSS) for not bringing the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to court for resumption of his trial on Monday as ‘senseless’.

Chief Goddy Uwazuruike who also represented the Igbo social-political group at Monday’s trial said this while speaking to journalists after hearing in the case against Kanu was adjourned to 21 October.

The Eastern Updates gathered that Justice Binta Nyako, had adjourned the suit following the failure of the prosecution to produce Kanu in court.

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She ordered that Kanu should be produced in court at the next adjourned date as the trial of the Biafra agitator cannot continue in his absence.

‘Before you can take a criminal case, the defendant must be in court. I have been sitting down here since waiting for you. I will not take this kind of practice in the conduct of this case. When I give you a date, I want you to continue on that date. And you cannot continue until the defendant is present,’ she held.

‘Please do the needful and don’t allow this to happen again,’ she told the prosecution.

Speaking in the same vein, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo representative also lamented that Kanu was not brought to court.

The former governor of the old Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife said, “We did not see Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We only heard that he was brought back from Kenya, nobody has seen him. Ohanaeze is saying Kanu remains our son.

‘He must be brought to court. And the reason given by the government for not bringing him to court is questionable –  they said it is a problem of logistics.

‘In simple language, the DSS said they don’t have a vehicle to bring him as far as I am concerned, that’s the meaning of the word logistic. And it does not make sense,’ said Uwazuruike.

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain who noted that the judge could not proceed with the case because of absence of Kanu in court wondered why the Biafra agitator is being treated like a criminal, noting that his lawyer has also been denied access to him.

 

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