Detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) will appear in court on Thursday to continue his trial bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.
At the last court sitting on November 10, 2021, the Justice Binta Nyako-led federal high court had adjourned the case to January 19 and 20 for continuation of trial.
According to Aloy Ejimakor, one of the lawyers of the separatist leader, the defense team filed a motion seeking an abridgement of time.
Mr Ejimakor told Punch Newspapers on Wednesday that the court granted their prayer and scheduled Thursday for the continuation of trial.
“There will be a hearing tomorrow (Thursday),” the lawyer announced. “It wasn’t scheduled before. The court granted our motion for abridgement of time.”
No sit-at-home Thursday – IPOB
Meanwhile the foremost secessionist group which cancelled its weekly sit-at-home for days its detained leader is expected to appear in court says the exercise will not be enforced Thursday.
Emma Powerful, spokesman of the group stated this in a statement on Wednesday.
“We wish to inform Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom that our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be in court tomorrow, December 2, 2021 in Abuja,” Mr Powerful said. “We, therefore, urge Biafrans living in Abuja and its environs to come out en masse to solidarise with our leader,” the statement reads.
“Meanwhile, there will be no lockdown tomorrow in any part of Biafra land as a result of the court appearance. Biafrans resident in Biafra land, as well as visitors to Biafra land, are free to go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation or intimidation.
“We have not asked or authorised anybody to monitor or enforce any lockdown. Again, there will be no lockdown in Biafra land for tomorrow’s court appearance of our Leader. Only Biafrans and friends of Biafra in Abuja and its environs that are encouraged to be at the court premises.”