The trial of the IPOB leader, which includes charges of treason and terrorism, is set to resume on January 18. 2022
Nnamdi Kanu writes to US and UK envoys on his trial and Buhari’s remark. The letters were necessary, according to Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer Ejiofor, because of President Muhammadu Buhari’s recent extrajudicial remark.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has written to US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Beth Leonard, pleading with her to send observers to his current trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Mr Kanu, who is on trial before Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja on a seven-count amended indictment, also wrote to the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, asking the participation of British envoys in court next week.
The trial of the IPOB leader, which includes charges of treason and terrorism, is set to resume on January 18.
Mr Kanu is being held by the SSS at its Abuja headquarters after the Nigerian authorities abducted him from Kenya in June, according to his lawyers.
“We gratefully request His Excellency to send representative(s) of the United States Embassy to observe the proceedings of the court on those adjourned dates and on any other date to which further proceedings in the cause may be adjourned until the matter is disposed of,” Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mr Kanu’s lawyer, wrote in letters dated January 11 and separately addressed to the American and British diplomats in Nigeria.
Mazi Akachukwu Udoka, Obinwannem News writer / Jan 13, 2022