Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial To Stall For 2 Months As Court Begins Vacation July 26
Based on a circular seen by our correspondent, the Federal High Court will embark on its annual vacation from July 26 to 17 September and would fully resume on the 20th (56 Days).
The circular was signed by the FHC Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho and addressed to all judges of the court.
Tsoho wished them a wonderful vacation in advance.
The memo reads:
“Pursuant to the provisions of Order 46, Rule 4 (d) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2019, the Federal High Court will proceed on its Annual Vacation for the Year 2021 from Monday, the 26′ day of July 2021 to Friday, the 17″ day of September, 2021. The Court resumes sitting on Monday, the 20th day of September, 2021.”
The CJ noted that only the core judicial divisions of the court will remain functional throughout the vacation.
“It is essential to stress that during the vacation, only cases of EXTREME URGENCY, such as Arrest of Ship(s) and Fundamental Rights Enforcement are to be entertained.
“In order to enable Hon. Judges the opportunity to enjoy their well-deserved rest and to prepare for the challenges of the New Legal Year, only the Core Judicial Divisions will as usual, remain functional throughout the vacation.
“The Litigating public will be at liberty to approach ONLY the under-listed functional Courts located nearest to them.
“The vacation Judges are:
a) Hon. Justice A. R. Mohammed b) Hon. Justice 0. E. Egwuatu
a) Hon. Justice I. N. Oweibo b) Hon. Justice Ti jjani Ringim
a) Hon. Justice 5. D. Pam b) Hon. Justice A. T. Mohammed,” the circular (dated July 6) stated.
THE WHISTLER reports that July 26 is the date for the resumption of ongoing trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Binta Nyako is the presiding judge in the trial of Kanu who is being prosecuted by the federal government.
THE WHISTLER reported that the federal government had applied for his detention before Justice Nyako, following his extradition to Nigeria.
The judge granted the application.
Recall that Kanu was arrested in 2015 and charged to court on 11 counts bordering on treasonable felony.
He was subsequently granted bail.
But in March 2019, the court revoked his bail when he left the country in contravention of his bail terms.
His lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had said his client required medical attention.