Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyers, Chief Mike Ozekhome and Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Photo: Ifeoma Nwovu
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned until tomorrow, the matter against detained leader of the Indegenious People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
The adjournment followed Mazi Kanu’s complain that the Federal Government failed to promptly serve him the fresh 15-count amended charge it brought before the court.
Mazi Kanu, through his team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Mike Ozekhome, further accused the Federal Government of denying him the necessary facility to defend the charge against him.
Chief Ozekhome told the court that the amended charge was served on them, barely 24 hours to the scheduled hearing.
Prosecution counsel, Mohammed Labaran did not oppose to the court granting a short adjournment to enable the defence lawyers to study the charge.
Meanwhile, before adjourning the matter, the trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako, ordered the Department of State Services (DSS), to allow Mazi Kanu to meet with his lawyers and to have a change of cloth.
Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu; editing by Muzha Kucha