The federal high court has adjourned the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) till February 16.
According to reports, the case was adjourned after the IPOB leader pleaded not guilty to the 15 charges bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism, preferred against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu had pleaded not guilty before Justice Binta Nyako when the case resumed at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday at about 10:15 am.
While complaining from the dock that some counts in the amended charge were similar, Nnamdi said he was innocent of all the allegations levelled against him.
Meanwhile, after the embattled IPOB leader finished taking his plea, the prosecution counsel, Labaran Magaji, told the court that he was ready to proceed with the trial.
According to him, he brought two witnesses to testify against the Defendant.
However, Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), told the court that he had on Tuesday evening, filed a 43-paged preliminary objection for the charge to be quashed and struck out without the matter proceeding to trial.
Labaran then argued that Kanu’s two applications were not ripe for hearing. He stressed that he would require time to go through them so as to be able to respond.
In a brief ruling, Justice Nyako noted that since Kanu’s first application is challenging the propriety of his trial, as well as the competence of the charge against him, the court ought to hear it first.
The case was then adjourned till February 16 to hear the pending application.
Meanwhile, Kanu showed up before the court, wearing the same designer clothes he had on since June 2021 when he was arrested , despite the order of Justice Nyako,.
When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, Mr. Shuaibu Labaran, told the court that Nnamdi was the one who chose to wear his designer clothes.
According to him, the DSS has provided Kanu with a new Orthopedic mattress, pillows, and blankets.
Defending his client, Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome, told the court that his client insisted on wearing his designer clothes as it was not his visiting day on Tuesday so, fresh clothes couldn’t be passed to him.
He added that clothes will be passed to him on his next visiting day.
Mike went on to commend the DSS for providing the IPOB leader with new mattresses and pillows.
Before Kanu was ushered into the courtroom around 10:15 am, the DSS had produced several documentary pieces of evidence, including electronic devices.
The electronic devices were supposed to be used to play some of the alleged inciting broadcasts that were made by the defendant.