10th November, 2021
By Taiye Agbaje
Lawyers representing embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu staged a walkout before the court began the trial on Wednesday.
Counsel to the Federal Government, Mohammed Abubakar told the Abuja High Court, that the lawyers representing Kanu, staged the walkout before the trial opened.
Counsel to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar, said this to Justice Binta Nyako, following the non-appearance of any lawyer on Kanu’s behalf shortly after the case was called.
When Nnamdi Kanu’s trial was called, Abubakar announced appearance for the AGF.
However, no lawyer was in court to announce appearance for the leader of the IPOB.
Abubakar then told the court that Kanu’s counsel, led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, staged a walkout because some of the lawyers, including the American lawyer, Bruce Fein, were denied access.
Kanu also informed the court that in the previous sitting, his foreign lawyer, Fein, was also denied access.
Justice Binta Nyako then adjourned the matter until Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 for trial continuation.