Our reporter| The Federal High Court Abuja on Monday adjourned indefinitely the trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu in the fresh terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
Justice Binta Nyako put off the trial sine die at the instance of Kanu pending the resolution of the Federal Government’s appeal against the October 13 judgment of the Court of Appeal that discharged him from the terrorism charges.
The Federal Government’s appeal seeking reversal of the Court of Appeal judgment is pending before the Supreme Court.
Two other cases billed for hearing before the court were also put off indefinitely for the same reason.
Meanwhile, Kanu refused to appear before the Federal High Court on Monday.
The refusal to honour the high court was conveyed to Justice Nyako by the Federal Government’s counsel, Mohammed Abubakar.
He informed the court that all entreaties made to persuade Kanu to have a change of heart were rebuffed.
Counsel to the Department of State Security (DSS), I. Awo also confirmed that Kanu woke up and refused to come to court.
“The defendant was intimated about today’s court session,” Awo said.
“I called the office to find out why and they said he woke up this morning and objected that he was not going to come to court.”
Mike Ozekhome, Kanu’s counsel, said the last time he spoke with his client, the IPOB leader expressed enthusiasm to be present in court.
“We are therefore surprised that the same person has refused to come to court,” he said.