Biafra: Court rejects application for stay of proceedings filed by Nnamdi Kanu

Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Tuesday, April 25, ruled against the application of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu seeking to stop trial.

Nnamdi Kanu is standing alongside Benjamin Maudubugwu and David Nwawuisi for alleged treason before Justice James Tsoho.

Counsel to the defendant, Chuks Muoma had applied for a motion dated April 5 seeking to stop his ongoing trial pending his hearing of the appeal he filed against the ruling of the court on March 7 which allowed prosecuting witnesses to be shielded from the public.

The prosecution team urged the court to rule against the motion on the fact that it lacks jurisdiction of power.

During trial today, the Judge held that the court has its Jurisdiction to preside over the matter.

‘The defendant shall proceed in the order and manner stipulated by the court and therefore no foul languages should be use in his submission to the court’ judge warned Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

The trial was adjourned to 21, 22 and 23 of June.

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