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Court Fixes New Date To Rule On Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Application | Citizen NewsNG

ByCitizen NewsNG

Feb 26, 2024

 

By Alexandra Dominic-Chukwu

 

On Monday, the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court fixed 19 March for ruling on the bail application and preliminary objection to his trial commencement filed by Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date after counsel for the Federal Government, Adegboyega Awomolo, and that of Kanu, Alloy Ejimakor, adopted their processes and presented their arguments for and against the motions.

At the resumed hearing of the matter, Awomolo told Justice Nyako that the case was coming up for hearing after the decision of the Supreme Court on 15 December, 2023.

Mr Awomolo said the apex court affirmed Nyako’s decision of 8 April, 2022, by affirming the preservation of counts one, two, three, four, five, eight and 15 of the charge of which Mr Kanu pleaded not guilty.

The lawyer said the Supreme Court ordered the continuation of the hearing on the remaining seven out of the earlier 15 counts.

“So we are ready to proceed with the hearing of this matter, and it is in the defendant’s interest and everybody’s interest in this country to see to the end of the hearing,” he said.

Mr Ejimakor told the court that he had two motions: an application for bail and a preliminary objection.

He said though he agreed that the Supreme Court directed the continuation of the trial, they were not ready to continue the proceeding.

He urged the court to take the bail application, and the preliminary objection for the court to decide whichever way, and the prosecution did not object.

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