The Federal Government on Monday alleged that the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, refused to present himself before the Federal High Court in Abuja for his planned re-arraignment.
A team of government prosecutors led by the Director of Public Prosecution, Mr. M.B. Abubakar, told trial Justice Binta Nyako that the IPOB leader, refused to appear before the court for trial.
The government lawyer said to the court,
“My lord, I understand that the defendant declined to come to court today.
“As of last week, the defendant was intimated of this sitting and he did not object. However, when I called the office this morning, I was informed that the defendant woke up and declined to come to court.
“All entreaties and pleas were made but he refused to come to court”,
Kanu’s legal team, however, said the allegation was strange as Kanu had never hidden his intention to always be in court.
Kanu is standing trial of amended seven counts of terrorism filed against him by the FG.
The court led by Justice Binta Nyako further adjourned the case indefinitely.