April 18, 2024

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Nnamdi Kanu: Court Fines FG Over IPOB Leader’s Co-accused

AGF Malami was slammed the fine over his absence in court in the case against four co-accused persons joined in a suit with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Justice Binta Nyako was furious over the fact that when the case was called in court, the lead counsel of the federal government, Shuaib Magaji Labaran, was nowhere to be found.

The co-accused, Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudike, Benjamin Maduagwu, and David Nwaurusi had complained to the presiding judge that it cost them much to transport themselves to Abuja for the hearing. As punishment, Justice Nyako asked the government to pay the accused persons N50,000 each. The judge stated that two witnesses were in court but that she will not want to proceed in the absence of the lead counsel and sought an adjournment.