A federal high court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako has today, Thursday adjourned the trial of the detained leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu till January 18, 2022.

The case was originally scheduled to be heard next year, but the court on Wednesday granted an abridgement of time after a motion filed by the Nigerian separatist leader. This allowed for an emergency hearing today, Thursday.

Kanu was absent in court.

One of his lawyers, Aloy Ejimakor, told journalists that part of the things that was heard is the application for his bail, among others. Ejimakor also said it is not mandatory for Kanu to be in court for the bail application hearing.

Earlier, there were expectations that the IPOB leader would be making an unscheduled appearance in court today.

There was little presence of security operatives, which is uncommon with Kanu’s court appearances.

Nnamdi Kanu is facing charges bordering on alleged terrorism and treasonable felony.


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