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You must produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on Thursday – Lawyer tells FG

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Lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Wednesday mentioned the Federal Authorities should produce his consumer in courtroom on Thursday.

Ejiofor made the decision whereas accusing the representatives of the Federal Authorities of making an attempt to delay the trial.

Addressing a world press convention on the most recent developments concerning Kanu’s upcoming trials, Ejiofor accused the workplace of the Director of Public Prosecution of intentionally refusing to current any of its representatives to honour the invitation for an settlement on a handy date for the trial to begin, regardless of a number of reminders.

The counsel additionally referred to as on the Federal Authorities to make sure that safety operatives deployed to the courtroom are civil.

In response to Ejiofor, safety brokers should not harass Kanu’s supporters.

Kanu is billed to look earlier than Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal Excessive Courtroom on Thursday to proceed his trial for treason.

Following Kanu’s rearrest in Kenya and repatriation, the Federal Authorities had amended the fees towards the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB.

Nevertheless, Ejiofor mentioned: “We, the members of Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s authorized staff ably led by my humble self, want to deliver to the eye of the general public of attention-grabbing developments on this case, since our Consumer was kidnapped in Kenya on the nineteenth Day of June 2021, and consequently terribly rendered to Nigeria. His subsequent secret look in Courtroom on the twenty ninth day of June 2021, and his non-production in Courtroom on the twenty sixth day of July 2021, in addition to what we count on in Courtroom on the twenty first day of October 2021.

“This press briefing grew to become compelling towards the backdrop of the seven-count smokescreen Amended Cost filed towards our Consumer final week Friday, after ready for the over-advertised/hyped modification for over three (3) months.

“You could recall that upon the kidnapping of our Consumer in Kenya on the nineteenth Day of June 2021, and his extraordinary rendition to Nigeria afterwards, he was secretly dropped at Courtroom on the twenty ninth day of June 2021, with out our information.

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“We, his attorneys weren’t notified of the proceedings of the twenty ninth June 2021, therefore, our unavoidable absence. The matter was consequently adjourned to the twenty sixth day of July 2021, for graduation of the listening to.

“This matter then got here up on the twenty sixth day of July 2021, for graduation of listening to within the case, however our Consumer – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was not produced in Courtroom, neither was there any believable convincing cause(s) for his absence in courtroom on that day. An motion which was in flagrant violation of Courtroom Order made by His Lordship – Hon. Justice Nyako, for him to be dropped at Courtroom on that twenty sixth Day of July 2021.

“Moreover, in view of the lengthy adjournment of the case already on report, a choice which we believed could have been knowledgeable by the annual courtroom’s trip which commenced through the mentioned interval, and in view of the Courtroom’s disposition to listen to the matter through the trip, we utilized to the Hon. Chief Decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom for issuance of a Fiat, to allow His Lordship to proceed with the listening to on the case.

“This utility was thought of on its advantage, and the Honourable Chief Decide in his knowledge, consequently granted our utility for Fiat.

“Approval of this request by the Honourable Chief Decide of the Federal Excessive Courtroom was communicated to all events within the case, together with the Workplace of the Lawyer Basic of the Federation by way of the workplace of the Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation.

“Regardless of being served with the approval for FIAT, and schedule for courtroom’s sitting on the case through the interval below reference, the workplace of the Director of Public Prosecution intentionally failed, uncared for and/or refused to current any of his representatives to honour the invitation for an settlement on a handy date for the trial to begin on the authority of the Fiat, even after a number of reminders.

“The exhausting reality we’re compelled to swallow at this time is that regardless of the approval for Fiat duly given by the Honourable Chief Decide, and the readiness expressed by the courtroom even within the open courtroom, to proceed with the listening to as soon as Fiat is granted, the Federal Authorities of Nigeria absconded from Courtroom.

“Because the world is now conscious, tomorrow, being the twenty first day of October 2021 is the date on report, collectively agreed in open Courtroom by all events for the graduation of listening to in our Consumer’s case, we, due to this fact, demand as follows;

“That tomorrow, being the twenty first day of October 2021 ought to be sacrosanct. Our Consumer – Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu MUST and SHALL be produced in Courtroom to face his trial. Fortunately, the Realized Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, has although belatedly filed a 7-Rely Amended Cost, together with an affidavit of completion of the investigation, so there isn’t a excuse or place to cover in any way once more to justify doing the opposite.

“That Safety Brokers ostensibly to be deployed to man the courtroom and its environs, or detailed to offer safety on this twenty first day of October 2021, ought to be manifestly civil of their conduct in the direction of the civilian populace who’re anticipated to throng the Courtroom of their numbers in solidarity.”

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