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Court issues trial notice on Nnamdi Kanu’s treason charges


The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is set to go on trial on October 21. 

The Federal High Court in Abuja issued a one-page document outlining the dos and don'ts for lawyers of the contending parties to avoid an abortion of the trial which commenced in 2015 when Kanu was first arrested in Lagos upon arrival from the UK. 

Nnamdi Kanu's case has been referred to the court for a trial date. The FHC/ABJ/CR/383/15 trial notice, titled "Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu," was served on Kanu's lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, and the Federal Government's lawyer, Mr. Shuaib Labaran.

If either party wishes to postpone the hearing, he must apply to the court as soon as possible for that purpose and if the application is based on any matter of fact, he should be prepared to give proof of those facts. 

Kanu is expected to face the trial before Justice Nyako later this week. "Any party summoning a witness through the court thereby becomes liable to pay such witness a reasonable sum of money to be fixed by the court for his expense and loss of time.

"It is indispensable that the application be made so as to allow time for reasonable notice to the witnesses required.


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