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Drama in court as Kanu rejects own lawyer

29 January 2016, 16:25

Abuja - There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court in Abuja as the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu asked the lawyer who served as his lead counsel in previous sittings, M. U. Udechukwu to step down for Chucks Muoma, reports Premium Times.

Kanu had before the Friday’s sitting informed the court through a letter of his decision to change his counsel.

Also read: Kanu in court for final ruling on bail

In the letter, read during a dramatic session, the judge, Justice John Tsoho said he was asked to change Kanu’s lead counsel, because according to Kanu, the person who represented him in previous sittings was different from the person he had instructed.

Udechukwu, who had earlier announced his appearance as Kanu’s lawyer at the sitting told the court he was stepping down for Muoma to continue with the case.

Muoma, however, expressed surprise with the decision Udechukwu to step down.

Muoma said he had told Udechukwu to complete the bail application he was handling before withdrawing.

Udechukwu insisted on handing over the case, because the letter said he had impersonated the lead counsel at previous hearings.

He prayed the court to record his apology for the said offence and that the court should note that he was withdrawing from the case.

Read more at remium Times.

- News 24


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