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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu’s trial begins today

Nnamdi Kanu

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu is set to commence today, September 26, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The IPOB leader is facing three criminal charges alongside two others – Benjamin Madubgwu and David Nwawuisi -before Justice John Tsoho.

Kanu’s trial suffered a setback on June 20, when the second defendant in the matter, Madubugwu sacked the counsel Chuks Muoma, representing him in the case.

The second defendant on the same date also informed the court that a new counsel and senior advocate of Nigeria Amobi Nzelu will continue with his legal representation.

Having announced his appearance for the second defendant, Nzelu further prayed the court to permit him substantial time to study the court earlier proceedings on the matter.

Unfortunately, Nzelu was later sacked by the second defendant after his statement at a press briefing that the IPOB group had no link with the militant group, the Niger Delta Avengers.

This means that the second defendant having sacked his new counsel is expected to appear in court today with a new legal representative.


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