The Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled February 26th as the commencement date for the hearing of the case involving Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). This announcement was made by Kanu’s Special Counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, who confirmed that the case will be presided over by Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.
Previously, the hearing was adjourned from its initial date, as disclosed by Ejimakor on Wednesday. Despite the delay, he reassured that the legal team remains steadfast in seeking justice for Kanu and the self-determination group.
In a recent update via his official channel, Ejimakor stated, “The case of Federal Republic of Nigeria versus Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been set down for hearing on Monday, 26th February 2024 before Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako. The hearing Notice is attached below.”
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The court, in its adjournment notice, emphasized the importance of parties presenting their evidence and witnesses promptly during the hearing. It warned that failure to do so may result in the exclusion of such evidence or incurring substantial costs.
Furthermore, the court outlined procedures for summoning witnesses, including providing reasonable notice and compensating witnesses for their time and expenses. Additionally, parties must give notice if they intend to use any documents or books in evidence during the hearing.
The development underscores the significance of the upcoming hearing in the legal proceedings involving Nnamdi Kanu. As the date approaches, stakeholders await further updates on the case’s progress.
Stay tuned for more updates as the legal battle unfolds, shaping the future course of Nnamdi Kanu’s case and its broader implications.