Barr Aloy Ejimakor, the special counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Monday, said the indefinite adjournment of the hearing on the fresh charges preferred against his client by the federal government before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, ‘was not unexpected’.
The trial judge had agreed with the argument of Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome, that Kanu had been discharged and acquitted by the Appeal Court, Abuja, of all the charges brought against him by the federal government, and that the refusal of the federal government to release him is before the Supreme Court for determination.
Kanu is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and is being held in the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja over alleged running a proscribed group, jumping bail and treason.
Ejimakor told our correspodent that, “The ruling today by Justice Binta of Federal High Court, Abuja, was not unexpected. There is absolutely no way she can proceed with the trial of Nnamdi Kanu in view of the jurisdictional barriers created by the judgments of Court of Appeal and that of the Federal High Court, Umuahia.
“To cap it all, the matter is also pending before the Supreme Court on appeal. No trial court can proceed with any trial that is burdened by these triple factors”