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The Federal Government of Nigeria has on Monday, November 14 announced that they would be resuming the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu who is currently being detained by the DSS on terrorism charges which had been brought against him
The trial will only centre only on seven out of the 15 count charges which has already been sustained against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
A member of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor had also made some confirmations to this effect that the trial would also be commencing on November 14 having received notice from the court to the effect.
However, it has also been gathered that the trial would also be vehemently opposed by the leader of the legal team, Chief Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN and a notice which would be objecting to the commencement of the trial has already been filed by the lawyer and would take the front stage at the November 14 proceedings.
They had also revealed that the objection to the trial had been predicated on two grounds which were the judgment of the Court of Appeal delivered in October which had also been voided the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and subsequently quashed the terrorism charges and discharged him from the alleged offences.
The second ground had also been revealed as the appeal which had been made against the Court of Appeal decision brought to the Supreme Court by the Federal Government.
Justice Nyako would however be expected to give ruling one way or the other after taking arguments for and against the motion and meanwhile, security arrangements have been put in place to ensure hitch-free proceedings in the courtroom and outside the court premises.