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Arraignment Of Suspected Killers Of Imo Monarch Stalled

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The possible arraignment of four suspects over the kidnap and killing of the traditional ruler of Amanze-Obowo autonomous community in Imo State, Eze Basil Njoku has been adjourned to April 30th by a Federal High Court in Abuja. 

Justice Binta Nyako presided over the sitting.

The arraignment follows the absence of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi, or a representative, to lead the prosecution of the defendants.

Although the four defendants were billed for arraignment by 9 am, the judge was forced to shift it till noon due to the non-appearance of the AGF or his representatives in court.

The four defendants are Jude Iheme, Chika Madukwe, Nwokorie Chidiebere Ejike, and Victor Nwajuiba Obumneke. The three counts earlier slammed against them have been increased to five in the amended charges.

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By noon, when the arraignment was to be held, neither the AGF nor his representative still appeared in court without any information or communication to the court.

The situation prompted the judge to invite lawyers to the defendants into her chambers where an adjournment of April 30th was fixed.

In another report, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has appealed to the Federal High Court to restore the bail granted him earlier.

He clarified that he had not violated his bail conditions by fleeing, as the court had previously ruled.

The Eastern Updates recalls that on April 25, 2017, the Abuja Federal High Court had granted the IPOB leader bail but it was later revoked and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest on the ground that he jumped bail.

He, however, denied jumping bail, stressing that he left Nigeria when security agents invaded his country home of Afaraukwu in Abia State.

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