A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday adjourned the rearraignment of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on amended terrorism charges to Wednesday, January 19.
This came as the lead defence lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), at the mention of the case, prayed for time to enable him study the amended 15-count charge filed by the prosecution on January 17, 2022.
The lead defence lawyer argued that the defence was ambushed with the fresh charge by the prosecution.
Responding, the lead prosecuting lawyer, Magaji Labaran faulted the defence’s claim that the amended charge was an ambush as well as the defence lawyer’s claim that is not being properly fed, not allowed to practise his religion nor allowed free access to his family members.
Labaran, however, did not object to the request by Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer for an adjournment.
Consequently, the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, adjourned the matter till January 19 for arraignment on the amended charges.
FirstNews earlier reported that Nnamdi Kanu has hired Ozekhome to lead his defence team.