The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, till October 21, 2021, owing to the failure of the federal government to produce him in court on Monday.
Justice Binta Nyako, held that the trial cannot proceed in Kanu’s absence, having been arrested and brought into the country.
The judge insisted that Kanu must physically be brought to court since he is now available to face his trial.
The IPOB leader is facing charges of treasonable felony for his agitation for an independent Republic of Biafra. He was re-arraigned and remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) following his extradition to Nigeria last month.