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IPOB: Kanu Appeals Against Accelerated Hearing, Hindered Access To Counsel

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has appealed the verdict of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that he remain at the facilities of the Department of State Services rather than at the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Centre during his trial.


According to him, such amounted to the violation of his fundamental human rights.


Recall that Justice Binta Nyako on March 19th, 2024, ruled against Kanu’s request to be moved to Kuje prison or the Abia State House in Abuja.


Kanu’s lead counsel, Barr Aloy Ejimakor, had prayed the court to grant Kanu’s request to enable his team of lawyers to have unhindered access to him ahead of his defence. The federal government’s lawyer, Ademoyega Awomolo, SAN, had countered the request, claiming that Kanu would jump bail.