IPOB: Why your reps must observe next trial -Nnamdi Kanu writes US, UK

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Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has invited representatives from the United Kingdom, United States and United Nations to observe court proceedings during his next trial.

This was contained in a letter written to the two countries and UN, copies of which were obtained by our correspondent on Wednesday.

Lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who wrote the letters on behalf of the IPOB leader, said the presence of the representatives would ensure fair hearing.

The PUNCH had reported that Nnamdi Kanu is facing a seven-count amended charge preferred against him by the Federal Government.

The trial is expected to continue at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division on January 18, 19, and 20.

The letter titled, ‘Request for delegate(s)/representative(s) to observe court proceedings …In Re: Charge NO. FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, Federal Republic Of Nigeria V. Nnamdi Kanu’, read:

“We write this letter on behalf of our client and with his consent and authority. In view of the foregoing, may we, gratefully, please, request you to send representative(s) to observe the proceedings of the court on those adjourned dates and on any other date to which further proceedings in the cause may be adjourned until the matter is disposed of.

“The need to ensure that our client…

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