Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed February 26 to commence hearing of the case of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, which was remitted to the lower court by the Supreme Court.
This was made known today by Kanu’s special counsel, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor.
The Supreme Court had in December 2023 nullified the judgment of the Court of Appeal that ordered Kandy’s release and remitted the case to the Federal High Court to continue the trial of the IPOB leader.
The Nigerian government had challenged the verdict of the Appeal Court which dismissed the charges against Kanu in October 2022 and quashed the terrorism charges against him.
The Supreme Court, however, held that the Nigerian government recklessly and unlawfully by renditioning Kanu from Kenya.
But it added that such an unlawful act would not strip any court of its power to proceed with the trial