Nnamdi Kanu Takes Case To ECOWAS Court

Nnamdi Kanu, ECOWAS CourtThe detained self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, has taken quest for freedom to the ECOWAS Court of Justice in Abuja.

Mr Kanu is demanding the release of his personal belongings allegedly seized during his arrest and a monetary compensation of 800 million dollars for alleged violation of his liberties.

He is also asking the court to compel the federal government and their agents to respect, protect and promote his human rights.

Hearing in the case has been fixed for November 8, 2016.

Kanu alongside his co-accused, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi are facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony, brought against them by the Nigerian government.

A Federal High Court judge in Abuja had in September withdrawn from the case.

Mr Kanu had filed a petition against Justice Tsoho before the National Judicial Council over alleged judicial rascality.

Justice James Tsoho said that he had no personal interest in Kanu’s trial and would return the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta for reassignment.

Judge Withdraws From Nnamdi Kanu’s Case

Nnamdi Kanu, CourtA Federal High Court judge in Abuja has withdrawn from the case filed by the federal government against the self-acclaimed leader of IPOB, Mr Nnamdi Kanu.

Justice James Tsoho said that he would return the case file to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta for reassignment.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra had earlier petitioned Justice Tsoho before the National Judicial Council over alleged judicial rascality.

At the resumed trial, Mr Kanu’s lead counsel Chuks Muoma brought an application claiming that the court was biased in the manner it has so far handled the matter.

They alleged that the court had, in the course of its ruling on April 26 2016, openly expressed serious prejudice against a member of the defence team, adding that it will be in the interest of justice for the application to be granted, to preserve the sanctity of the judicial office.

In his ruling, Justice Tsoho said that he had no personal interest in Kanu’s trial and would be returning the case file for reassignment.

Kanu alongside his co-accused, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi are facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony, brought against them by the federal government.

 

Trial Of Nnamdi Kanu Adjourned Till April 26

Nnamdi KanuThe trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu, which was expected to continue on Tuesday morning has been adjourned.

Kanu’s counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN) applied for stay of proceedings pending the hearing and determination of the appeal filed by them challenging the ruling of the court delivered on March 7 granting the request of the Federal Government to shield witnesses.

Justice James Tsoho has therefore adjourned ruling on the stay of proceedings to April 26.

A Federal High Court in Abuja had on March 7 granted the application by the government to shield its witnesses in the trial of the self-proclaimed leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mr Nnamdi Kanu and two others standing trial for alleged treason.

According to the prosecutor, the witnesses claimed they had been threatened by associates of the accused persons should they testify in the court, stressing that they would only testify if they were assured of their personal safety.

Trial Of IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Stalled

KanuThe trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Nnamdi Kanu has been stalled following‎ an application for stay of proceedings filed by the his counsel. 

At the resumed trial in Abuja, lawyer to the accused, Mr Chuks Muoma, told the court that he has filed a motion for stay of proceedings having filed an appeal against the ruling of the court permitting secret trial of Mister Kanu.

The prosecuting counsel, Mohammed Diri, in his response admits receiving a copy of the motion for stay of proceedings shortly before the court commenced sitting.

He, howe‎ver, told the court that he needs time to respond to the motion filed by the defence counsel.

Delivering a short ruling, Justice John Tsoho, adjourned the case to the April 5, 2016 for hearing of the defendants motion.