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Why DSS failed to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court – Lawyer

Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has reacted to the failure of the Department of State Services, DSS, to produce the Biafra agitator in court.

Ejimakor suggested that the Federal Government’s lack of sufficient and credible evidence was responsible for the failure to produce Kanu in court.

He stated this while reacting to the motive behind DSS’ failure to bring Kanu to court, DAILY POST reports.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja had adjourned the matter till October, 2021 due to the failure of the DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court.

The Nigerian government had said DSS failed to produce the IPOB leader due to logistics.

Ejimakor said: “They gave no valid reason for Kanu not being in court, except to say it lies in their discretion. But the judge disagreed and told them that “trial can never commence without defendant being present”

“The Judge also ordered them to grant Kanu’s lawyers access to him twice a week. The matter was adjourned to October 21. And considering the impact of the court vacation, the judge indicated that should any issue concerning the case arise during the vacation, we should call the attention of her staff to it so that she can get the permission of the Chief Judge to grant us a hearing unless we don’t mind the vacation judge to hear us.

“Contrary to expectations, the charges were not amended.”

Asked if Kanu’s absence was a ploy to keep him incarcerated indefinitely, Ejimakor said: “If it is, it won’t work. I think that the government is lacking sufficient and credible evidence.”

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