JUST IN: Kanu's lawyers stage walkout as court adjourns trial to 2022

Delivering a short ruling, Justice Nyako expressed displeasure over the conduct of Kanu's lawyers.
JUST IN: Kanu's lawyers stage walkout as court adjourns trial to 2022
Nnamdi Kanu with his legal team at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday adjourned the trial of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, till January 19, 2022

Following Justice Binta Nyako's ruling, there was confusion as Kanu's counsels staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services to allow their team to gain access into the courtroom.

Kanu, after he was brought into the courtroom at almost 10am was not happy that his lawyers were barred from gaining access into the courtroom by the DSS.

He, especially mentioned Bruce Fein, one of his lawyers from the United States of America.

He told Justice Nyako that Fein was around to witness his trial and was handling a case for him in the US.

Speaking from the dock, Kanu said, "I have an ongoing case in the US. I have not been allowed to see him. He is here to see me and to observe the proceedings.

"He has been to the DSS to see me, but they denied him access to me."

When asked by the judge, if he was ready to conduct the proceedings himself in the absence of his lawyers, Kanu declined.

Delivering a short ruling, Justice Nyako expressed displeasure over the conduct of Kanu's lawyers.

She declined to dismiss the pending application and rather adjourned the case till January 19 and 20, 2022 for trial.

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