Latest Breaking News on Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Trial –
- Due to vacation prosecution should apply for a fiat from the Chief Judge- Justice Binta Nyako
- grants him access to his lawyer.
** Denies application to transfer him from DSS custody to Kuje correctional center.
Court adjourns to 21st October.
Counsel to the federal government M.B Abubakar, made an observation before the court, that the presiding Judge Justice Binta Nyako, can not continue with the case as the court is on vacation and there is no fiat from the chief Judge to continue to matter.
In his response counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor noted that he was not put on notice by the prosecution and do not why the defendant is not in court.
Justice Binta Nyako held that, she can not continue with this case or continue with this kind of practice, as the prosecution ought to have applied for a fiat.
She noted that she can not continue as Mr Kanu is not in court.
Justice Nyako made an order that the defendant be granted access to his lawyer and her earlier order on his remand subsists.
The order for his access to his lawyers the judge says will be regimented.
Counsel to Mr Kanu insisted on moving an application he filed on behalf of his clients which deals on his fundamental rights.
He say the safety of his client is very important.
Nnamdi Kanu’s trial at the Federal High Court has been a hellish experience for lawyers and journalists who have come to monitor proceedings at the court.
Everyone have been subjected to different forms of security checks and frisking as lawyers, litigants and journalists tried to gain access into the federal high court Abuja, where the trial of the proscribed leader of IPOB is taking place.
At the main entrance to the federal high court only selected journalists were allowed into the court premises as operative of the DSS say they are under strict instruction to restrict the number of journalists that will be allowed to report the court process.
Again, at the entrance of the court room, journalists and lawyers were still denied access by the security operatives who have taken over the entire court premises.
Already Journalists have described the restriction of media coverage as another attempt by the federal government to stifle freedom of information and gag the media.
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