Court Fixes April 8 To Rule on IPOB Leader Preliminary Objection

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has fixed the 8th of April, to rule on a preliminary objection filed by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, challenging the validity of the 15-count amended charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.

Justice Nyako fixed the date shortly after counsel to Kanu Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, and the prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, argued the preliminary objection application.

When the matter came up, Chief Ozekhome pleaded with the court to acquit and dismiss all the charges filed against Kanu by the Federal Government as it was defective and baseless.

However, the prosecution counsel asked the court to discountenance Kanu’s objection and proceed to order him to enter defence.

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Earlier, Chief Mike Ozekhome raised an alarm that his client’s eye sight had deteriorated and may go blind if nothing was urgently done to restore his sight.

Chief Ozekhome argued that his client’s eye glass was confiscated in 2015, when he was initially arrested by DSS operatives, following his return to Nigeria from the United Kingdom.

He equally told the court that a new eyeglass that Kanu bought was also seized from him during his extraordinary rendition from Kenya.

Meanwhile, the Director of Legal, DSS told the court that the family members of Kanu brought a cloth with a lion’s heart, which offended their standard of operation.

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The DSS was responding to the court’s question on why Kanu still wore his white Fendi designer cloth to court.

when asked what type of cloth the Defendant would want to wear, Kanu replied that he wanted to wear “Isi Agu”, which was the cloth of his People.

Justice Nyanko denied him access to the cloth adding that it would not be worn in her court and therefore ordered the DSS to issue the Defendant his pair of eyeglasses.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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