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Court threatens to adjourn Kanu's fresh request for bailout

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday threatened to adjourn the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The development occurred after the counsel to the federal government, Adegboyega Awomolo informed the court of its readiness to commence the prosecution of Mr Kalu based on the previous court order, as earlier adjourned.

Meanwhile, the judge had earlier heard the two pending applications filed by Kalu’s lawyer, Mr Aloy Ejimakor, with the first seeking an order to perfect his bail, which was revoked in 2017.

The second order sought to request transferring the IPOB leader to house arrest.

Counsel to the IPOB leader, Mr Ejimakor argued in his client’s defence that the revocation to perfect his bail was a result of the prosecution when his house was invaded.

The prosecuting lawyer, Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN) urged the court to reject Kanu’s request which was part of the conditions set by the defendant for him to submit for the acceleration of the hearing.

Mr Awomolo argued that Mr Ejimakor’s allegations were not backed by “verifiable evidence”.

While Mr Ejimakor maintained they were not ready to proceed with the prosecution trial of his client, the judge threatened to adjourn the trial indefinitely, if he insisted that the trial should not continue.

Mr Ejimakor has since sought to consult with his client and other lawyers about whether the trial could continue while his health continues to deteriorate in the DSS custody as he’s charged with terrorism.

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