The Federal High Court holding the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’s trial has adjourned it till October 2021 because the State Security Service failed to produce Nnamdi Kanu at Court.
M.B Abubakar, the lawyer representing the Buhari regime at Nnamdi Kanu’s trial, cited logistics reasons for the disobedience of Court order, which had previously said Kanu should b returned to Court on July 26 to hear bail application.
He further said that the government was ready wallow trial to continue in the absence of Mr Kanu but the IPOB leader’s lawyer, Emeka Ejiof objected the idea.
Kanu is facing treason and other charges which are connected to his call for the secession southeastern region of Nigeria.
There was heavy security Monday morning at the Federal High Court, Abuja, where the trial is being held. Kanu was brought into the court premises in a convoy at about 8 am.
However, Omoyele Sowore, a well known activist and four others have been arrested at the Federal High Court Abuja where Kanu’s trial is being held.
Just Arrested by @PoliceNG at the Federal High Court in Abuja!
— Omoyele Sowore (@YeleSowore) July 26, 2021
Journalists were barred from entering the courtroom as government officials have reportedly selected few reporters to witness the trial.