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Court suspends Nnamdi Kanu’s secret trial

12 January 2017, 15:03

Abuja - The Federal High Court presided by Justice Binta Nyako  on Thursday suspended the secret trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and co-defendants till further notice, reports Daily Post

The suspension follows a prima facie suit filed by the defendants against the Nigerian government challenging the veracity of the charges leveled against them.

Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel of the defendants after his introduction, told the court that the accusations leveled on his clients lacks merit and basic proof.

Also read: Journalists barred from covering Nnamdi Kanu's secret trial

He contended that the defendants started their agitations before Muhammadu Buhari emerged as President; hence do not pose any threat to the Federal Government.

After listening to his argument, Nyako suspended the trial till further notice.

News 24 recalls that Kanu alongside Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, are currently facing trial for charges bordering on treasonable felony.

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