The Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, 5th December 2017 adjourned the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and co-defenders until ending of February.
Kanu is being prosecuted alongside others on charges of treasonable felony.
The case was earlier adjourned on November 20, 2017, to 5 December 2017 due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, who said to be attending the ‘All Judges’ Conference’ being held at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja.
Kanu was on Tuesday absent from court for the third time after the alleged inversion of his home in Afarukwu, Ibeku Abia State by the military on September 14, since when he had been declared missing by his Lawyer and family.
According to statement disclosed by the secessionist group on their Facebook fans page, claimed that the presiding Judge “Binta Nyako is effectively working for her people the FULANI Mafia holding Nigeria hostage.
The post excerpt read:
“The case of a treasonable felony involving Nnamdi Kanu, Benjamin Madubugwu et al has been adjourned yet again this morning. Information reaching IPOB this morning confirms there will be no court sitting today. Binta Nyako is effectively working for her people the FULANI Mafia holding Nigeria hostage.
“They adjourned this matter yet again till February 2018 ending. It should be noted that this unlawful incarceration of IPOB family members was an agreement between all 5 South East governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo during their last meeting with representatives of the Ministry of Interior and Defence on Friday last week.
” The idea is to keep adjourning the cases for as long as Buhari’s APC is in power or until KANU agrees to drop the agitation.”