By Chioma Iruke
Tensions in the Federal Capital Territory are reaching palpable levels, as the Federal High Court is now set to arraign Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Monday July 26 as earlier scheduled.
Recall that it was widely reported that Kanu’s case may not come up on the said date, due to an annual vacation for Nigerian Judges. The Judges’ vacation is expected to last till September 17.
But the atmosphere around the court premises as observed by The Heritage Times on Friday, indicates that the matter may be heard on the said date.
In a statement issued on Friday, Kanu’s lawyer, Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, revealed that the case will be called up for hearing as scheduled.
He wrote; “We have just received a confirmation from Federal Federal High Court Abuja that Hearing on Our Client’s case above referred will still go on as earlier scheduled on Monday next week being the 26th Day of July 2021”.
The lawyer also called for prayers of Kanu’s supporters.
“Remember Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and the entire Legal team in your prayers. Thank you all and remain blessed,” he wrote.
Meanwhile there are security fears as the trial date draws closer, with indications that members of the separatist group may stage a resistance on Monday around the court.