Missing Kanu Will Have An Independent Trial From His Co-Defendants
Following the disappearance of Nnamdi Kanu, The Federal High Court Abuja has ruled that Kanu is tried separately from the rest of his defendants.
Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has been missing for a while now.
The order which was passed by Justice Binta Nyako was to uphold the lead counsel’s application, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, who noted that “Kanu’s continued absence from court since he was granted bail in April 2017 has frustrated progress in the case.”
The application by the prosecuting counsel was not opposed by other defence lawyers.
Reports reveal that, “Kanu had not been seen since September 22, 2017, when his team of lawyers and family declared him missing after soldiers allegedly invaded his home in Abia State during a military operation staged by the Nigerian Army to quell the secessionist activities of IPOB in the South-East zone of the country.”
“The IPOB leader’s co-defendants are the National Coordinator of IPOB, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe; an IPOB member, Benjamin Madubugwu; and a former Field Maintenance Engineer seconded to the telecommunication company, MTN, David Nwawuisi.”