Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court in Abuja on Thursday brought down the trial of the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafran IPOB Nnamdi Kanu from January 19 to 18 next year.
The shift in the trial date followed the abridgment of time granted by the Judge following a passionate plea to that effect.
Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had approached the court with an application seeking order of the court to accommodate the trial in November and December this year as against the earlier January 19.
Shuaib Labaran who stood for the federal government however told the court that a counter affidavit opposing the request by the federal government has been filled and served on Kanu.
Justice Nyako however caught in and informed Kanu’s lawyer that the application for time abridgment cannot be considered because there is no judicial time for such an issue.
In the drama that ensure, the case diary of the court was read to the lawyer to establish the the court has crowded cases to attend to.
However following the insistence, Justice Nyako agreed to shift other cases slated for January 18 to accommodate the trial which will last till January 19 and 20.
Justice Nyako ordered DSS to allow Kanu to practice his faith, change his clothes and be given maximum possible comfort in the detention facility.