An Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered counsel to the elusive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu’, Ifeanyi Ejiofor to produce his client.
Justice Binta Nyako ordered Ejiofor to produce the elusive IPOB leader during the next adjournment date of March 28, or for his sureties to explain his whereabouts.
The judge gave the order, following an application for adjournment of the trial made by the prosecuting counsel, Mr Shuaibu Labaran.
Kanu was admitted to bail on April 25, 2017, and the Chairman, South East Senate caucus, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuel-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant, Tochukwu Uchendu signed his bail bond.
Since he was granted bail, the separatist leader has not appeared in court and his counsel had repeatedly told the court that his client was in the custody of the Nigerian Army.
Justice Nyako had earlier granted an application seeking to separate Kanu’s charges from that of the other defendants, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David Nwawuisi.
The judge granted the application after none of Kanu’s co-defendants raised an objection.
Labaran’s reason for seeking separation of the trial was due to Kanu’s refusal to appear in court.
Kanu and his co-defendants are standing trial on a five-count charge bordering on a felony.