By Bukola Olasanmi
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, adjourned sine-die (indefinitely), the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Binta Nyako adjourned to await the decision of the Supreme Court of appeals that were lodged by both the Federal Government and Kanu’s defence team.
Whereas FG is challenging the Court of Appeal judgement that quashed the 15-count terrorism charge it entered against Kanu, on the other hand, the defendant, approached the apex court to query the legality of the appellate court’s decision to stay the execution of the order for his release from detention.
The Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. M.B. Abubakar, who appeared for the government, did not oppose application by Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN, for the case to be adjourned to await Supreme Court’s decision.
Ozekhome however noted that his client was yet to be served with a copy of the fresh charge FG filed against him, saying his team only heard about it from the social media.