Trial of the Director of Radio Biafra and the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has suffered yet another setback as Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, adjourned trial for shielding of witnesses till Tuesday, 26th April 2016.
During proceedings, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chuks Muoma raised a motion for proceedings which was filed on the 7th day of March 2016.
Muoma told the court that the applicants will rely on the facts contained in the filed application, adding that the letter attached to the affidavit is exhibit MD3, praying the court that the defendants also rely on all the positions in the said affidavit, adding that the two written addresses was in pursuant of the affidavit. He informed the court that the second written address attached to the application is dated 22nd March 2016.
Meanwhile, S.M Labaran, the counsel to the Federal Government, in his argument, prayed the court to disregard the application submitted by the defendants, describing it as “bias”.
Reacting to the prosecuting counsel’s plea, Mouma cited that it’s an adjunct of the right of appeal as stated in section 241(2) of the constitution adding that the law is not hypocritical, maintaining that his reaction in the court is an act of appeal provided by section 241 subsection one, of the Constitution. The law is not hypocritical; it doesn’t do with the right and takes away the right.
Mouma added that section 306 of the administration of criminal justice act constitution is an aberration to section 214; therefore, it’s null and void, stressing that it’s unconstitutional and therefore, cannot stand.
Furthermore, Mouma explained section 306, adding that it’s contradictory to that of 214, and that it’s not done and that he is standing by it.
After listening to both parties, Justice John Tsoho adjourned the case till Tuesday, April, 26, 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 Federal Government of Nigeria.