Nnamdi Kanu will be arraigned on Wednesday on an amended terrorism charge.
NewsOnline reports that the planned re-arraignment of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafran (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu on an amended terrorism charge was stalled on Tuesday before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
At the mention of the case, lead defence lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN) sought time to enable him to study the amended 15-count charge filed by the prosecution on January 17, 2022.
Ozekhome argued that the defence was ambushed with the fresh charge by the prosecution.
He claimed that the proof of evidence served on the defence by the prosecution was not legible enough to enable them to know what constitutes the fresh charge.
Lead prosecuting lawyer, Magaji Labaran faulted the defence’s claim that the amended charge was an ambush.
Labaran also faulted the defence’s claim of Kanu not being properly fed, allowed to practise his religion and allowed free access to his family members.
He however did not object to the defence’s request for an adjournment, following which the judge, Justice Binta Nyako adjourned till January 19 for arraignment on the amended charge.