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Nnamdi Kanu Gives FG Conditions Before His Trial Can Resume

Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader, through his lawyer Aloy Ejimakor,  has listed three conditions that must be met before his trial could resume.

  • He demanded among others that the bail granted him earlier be restored to enable him prepare for his defense.

He claimed that the bail was erroneously revoked “based on a false and fraudulent claim of the federal government.”

  • Secondly, requested that the setting aside of the arrest warrant issued against him based on allegations by government that he had jumped bail and escaped out of the country.
  • Thirdly, demanded that his lawyer must be permitted to have unhindered access to him as required by law.

On the other hand, the Federal Government of Nigeria on Wednesday kicked against the conditions tendered by the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in respect of the terrorism charges leveled against him.

During the resumed hearing at the Federal High Court Abuja, Kanu agreed to the acceleration of prosecution of the charges against him on the ground that his conditions are met before the resumption of his trial.

The Biafra agitator said that he would be willing to face accelerated trial once the conditions are met.

However, on the contrary the Federal Government through its counsel, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, has asked the court to reject the conditions, describing it as frivolous, vexatious, irritating and baseless.

The senior lawyer said that the court had earlier rejected the bail application and as such the court cannot over rule itself.

Awomolo argued that the only option open to Kanu is to go to the Court of Appeal to challenge the rejected bail request.

So far, the case is currently before Justice Binta Nyako.

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