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Court issues trial notice on Nnamdi Kanu’s treason charges

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The Federal Excessive Courtroom in Abuja on Monday formally issued a trial discover for the October 21 prosecution of the self-acclaimed chief of the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, within the treasonable felony expenses introduced in opposition to him by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria.

The trial discover entitled “Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu” was marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/15 and served on Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor and that of the Federal Authorities Mr Shuaib Labaran.

DAILY POST on Monday sighted the discover, signalling resumption of full-blown prosecution for the self-appointed Biafran chief.

The one-page doc confirmed that the courtroom rigorously and explicitly spelt out the dos and don’ts for attorneys of the contending events to keep away from an abortion of the trial which commenced in 2015 when Kanu was first arrested in Lagos upon arrival from the UK.

The doc learn partially, “This case can be transferred from the Normal Trigger Listing to the listening to paper for Thursday twenty first October 2021at 9 o’clock forenoon and can come on to be on that day if the enterprise of the courtroom permits or in any other case on some adjustment day of which you’ll obtain no additional discover.

“If both celebration wishes to postpone the listening to, he should apply to the courtroom as quickly as potential for that objective and if the appliance relies on any matter of reality, he have to be ready to present proof of these details.

“The events are warned that on the listening to, they’re required to convey ahead all of the proof by witnesses or by paperwork which every of them wishes to depend on in assist of his personal case and in contradiction of that of his opponent.

“The proof can be required on the listening to and never on a subsequent day, and events failing to convey their proof ahead on the correct time might discover themselves completely precluded from adducing it in any respect, or at greatest solely allowed to take action on cost of considerable prices to the opposite aspect, and on such different phrases because the courtroom matches to impose.

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“Events wanting to implement the attendance of witnesses ought to apply directly to the courtroom to challenge a number of summonses for the attendance of the witnesses required.

“It’s indispensable that the appliance ought to be made in order to permit time for cheap discover to the witnesses required.

“If the witness is required to convey books or papers, they have to be particularized within the summons sufficiently to allow him to know what is supposed.

” Any celebration summoning a witness via the courtroom thereby turns into liable to pay such witness cheap sum of cash to be mounted by the courtroom for his expense and lack of time.

“The courtroom might refuse to implement the attendance of a witness until such sum has been mounted and deposited within the courtroom.

“If both celebration wishes to make use of in proof on the listening to, any e-book or doc within the possession or energy of the opposite celebration, he should give the opposite celebration, cheap discover in writing to provide It on the listening to, failing which he is not going to be allowed to present any secondary proof of its contents.”

Kanu is anticipated to face the trial earlier than Justice Binta Nyako.

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