Court Asks Nigerian Government To Submit List Of Witnesses For Treason Charges Against Nnamdi Kanu | #NwokeukwuMascot


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The Federal High Court in Abuja has asked the Nigerian government to the list of their witnesses to prove the trumped up treasonable felony charges brought against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Nnamdi Kanu’s special counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor revealed this on Monday after he filed a fresh bail application to secure the release of his client.

He said the court is ready to open the hearing stage of the trial and has ordered the prosecuting team to file all their processes including their witnesses’ statements on oath.

He said, “Her lordship said the ruling had to wait till the 19th of March 2024, by which time she should have made up her mind whether to grant bail or not.

“We’re also looking forward to hearing.  She has directed the prosecution to file their witness statement of oath from the witnesses and serve on us timeously so that we can prepare for our cross-examination.

“So we’re looking forward to a robust 19th of March, you know when they will present whatever they have and then we can also challenge the witnesses with our questions to determine the veracity or otherwise of what they have been said.”

SaharaReporters had also reported that the court had fixed March 19, 2024, to rule on the bail application.

Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor argued that the IPOB leader should be granted bail because of his ill health.

But the prosecuting team led by Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), who replaced David Kaswe, a lawyer with the Federal Ministry of Justice, urged the court to dismiss the bail application.

Awomolo argued that the Department of State Services (DSS) has the medical facilities required to take care of the IPOB leader.

The judge subsequently adjourned ruling on the bail application to March 19, 2024.


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