An Abuja based Federal High Court has fixed Thursday, November 26, for the commencement of trial against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
A hearing notice served by the prosecution team in the office of the attorney general and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor would see five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against Kanu.
Kanu’s bail was revoked in March 2019 by Justice Binta Nyarko, who also ordered for his arrest and directed that his trial on charges of treasonable felony proceed in his absence.
Kanu’s lawyer, Ejiofor, in response to the development maintained that Kanu’s disappearance was as a result of soldiers’ invasion of his home in Afara-Ukwu near Umuahia, Abia State, during military’s ‘Operation Python Dance II’ in September 2017.
Kanu’s sureties had been ordered by the court to either produce the IPOB leader in court or show cause why they should not forfeit their ₦100m bail bonds.
The Nigerian JTF comprising of Army, Navy, Air-force, Police etc raided Kanu’s Afara home in September 2017 where about 28 people where killed, making impossible, his appearance in court in October 2017.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News