‘Fair hearing before trial’ – Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer demands as IPOB leader knows fate May 20

Alloy Ejimakor, lead counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has demanded for “fair hearing safeguards” for his client.

Ejimakor said his condition should be met before Kanu’s trial for terrorism begins.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court had fixed May 20, 2024, to decide Kanu’s bail.

Justice Nyako will also rule on Kanu’s request to transfer him from the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, to house arrest.

Kanu, who has been in detention since 2021 in a motion argued by Ejimakor requested the court to restore the bail granted him in 2017 by the same Judge.

He told the court that contrary to the claim of the Federal Government, he did not jump bail or breach any of the conditions of the bail but had to escape out of the country when the military allegedly invaded his house.

Reacting, Ejimakor posted on X: “We’re done with today’s proceedings. I called it ‘proceedings’ because it’s not yet a TRIAL.

“Like I said earlier, before #MNK is put on trial, #FairHearing safeguards must be in place. We’ve made our applications; it’s now up to the Court to do the right thing. Next date: May 20.”

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