Court Fixes Date For Nnamdi Kanu To Be Arraigned.
Onyxnewsng gathered that the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, will be arraigned on Monday, July 26, 2021, even with the annual vacation for judges in Nigeria.
In a statement on Friday, counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said his client would appear in court.
Ejiofor added that he received a confirmation from the Federal High Court Abuja, that the hearing of Kanu’s case will proceed as planned.
He said: “We have just received a confirmation from the Federal High Court Abuja, that Hearing on Our Client’s case above referred will still go on as earlier scheduled on Monday next week being the 26th Day of July 2021.”
“Remember Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and the entire Legal team in your prayers. Thank you all and remain blessed.”
The hearing of Kanu’s case, Onyxnewsng understands that it was hanging in the balance due to an annual vacation for federal judges which is expected to last till September 17, 2021.
He was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria on the 27th of June, 2021.
The secessionist was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako who ordered his remand in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date which is July 26 and 27.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms, among others, jumped bail in 2017 and left the country, only to re-emerge in Israel and then in the United Kingdom.