Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is on trial today.
The Biafra activist is on trial in the Federal High Court before Justice Binta Nyako.
Nnamdi Kanu will resume his defense against other allegations today after the Federal Government dropped some of the charges against him.
Mike Ozekhome (SAN) and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, both famous human rights and constitutional lawyers, are among those expected to represent the IPOB commander.
Justice Binta Nyako has refused IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu bail.
11:00 a.m.: A member of Kanu’s legal team, who requested anonymity, told Vanguard that the government named Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Maxwell Opara as accomplices of the IPOB leader.
The government said that after Kanu jumped bail and fled the country, Ejiofor and Opara were in frequent contact with him.
10:30 a.m.: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, has arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his trial.
His presence was reported by his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, in a tweet.
10:00 a.m.: The Federal Government drops charges against IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.
One of the seven charges against the pro-Biafra activist has been dropped by the federal authorities.
Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, informed the media on Wednesday about the newest development.
Ejimakor said: “The Federal Government just amended the charges against Nnamdi Kanu now, they removed one, you know it was seven, but they removed one, and now it’s six.”
Biafra: Federal High Court Changes Position On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
The Federal High Court in Abuja has changed its position on the stringent conditions imposed on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that in April, the court had issued a Practice Direction, endorsed Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho, moving Kanu’s trial to CCT.
The Practice Direction also restricted all media coverage save that which was specifically authorized.
However, according to the Daily Post, the Court has now allowed the media to observe the pro-Biafra activist’s restarted trial.