By Emmanuel Nduka
The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was again stalled on Tuesday, with Kanu objecting to fresh charges levied against him by the Nigerian Government.
The IPOB leader accused the Nigerian Government of ambushing him with the new charge, and asked the court to allow him time to study the new charge.
Kanu arrived the Federal High Court Abuja, in company of his new legal team led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), and four members of his family.
After reading the charges, Justice Binta Nyako granted his request for adjournment till tomorrow, January 19 to enable him study the new charges with his lawyers.
However, Ozekhome claimed that the proof of evidence is not legible enough for their understanding of the fresh charges
The Nigerian Government debunked allegations made by Kanu on feeding, practice of his religion, denial of access to family members.
The case was adjourned till tomorrow for Kanu to take his plea.
The court further granted Kanu permission to meet with his lawyers inside the court room for some minutes before he was taken into custody
Shuaib Labaran led the prosecution team.
The Nigerian Government had on Monday, January 17, filed a fresh 15-count terrorism charge against Kanu.
In the amended charge filed before the Federal High Court Abuja, it increased the counts in the initial charge it preferred against Kanu from seven to 15.