Wednesday, December 2, 2015 1:08 am
Tens of Biafra agitators and supporters of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra went home disappointed in Abuja today, when Kanu was not brought to court by the DSS, in whose custody he had been since October.
Apart from this, the case suffered a major hitch as the presiding magistrate at the Wuse Zone 2 court failed to show up, because he was bereaved.
The chief magistrate, Shuaibu Usman had adjourned till 1 December to rule on whether the Federal Government could withdraw the charge it filed against Kanu, operator of the pirate Radio Biafra.
On the last hearing date of November 22, prosecution lawyer, Moses Idakwo applied to withdraw the charge before the Magistrate’s Court.
But, Kanu’s lawyer, Vincent Egechukwu Obeta objected to the prosectution’s application, insisting that an earlier order of the court, granting bail to the accused must first be obeyed.
Obeta contended that the bail earlier granted his client must be first complied with before any application for transfer of the case to another court could be heard.