In her ruling Tuesday, Justice Binta Nyako also nullified all actions taken so far by executives from August 21, 2022 to date.
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Delivering judgment in the matter on Thursday, Justice Binta Nyako
The state government made this known before Justice Binta Nyako in two separate preliminary objections filed by its counsel, Abdulwahab Muhammed, SAN, challenging the companies’ originating summons.
Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, held that since Kanu was earlier granted bail in 2017 and jumped the bail, the court must first determine the real reason he jumped the bail before he reapply for another one.
The four, who are now being tried separately on treasonable felony charge, are Bright Chimezie, Chidiebere Onwudike, Benjamin Maduagwu and David Nwaurusi.
Justice Nyako ordered that each of the four defendants be paid N50,000 by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) for the inconveniences they suffered as a result of the lead counsel, Shuaib Labaran’s absence in court.
Counsel for the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Shuaibu Labaran, told Justice Binta Nyako shortly after the sitting began.
Kanu’s lead counsel, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), on Tuesday drew the attention of the judge to the treatment his client was being subjected to in the custody of the DSS.
Justice Nyako had on Tuesday, ordered the Department of State Services, to allow Kanu to have a change of cloth.
This is as our correspondent observed that the supporters kept on chanting, “Holy Holy Holy, Nnamdi Kanu is another saviour”.
Kanu arrived the court by 7am amidst tight security as operatives of the Department of State Services frisk journalists and lawyers.
The date was fixed following an application for abridgement of time filed by counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
The shift in the trial date followed the abridgement of time granted by the Judge following a passionate plea to that effect.
But there was confusion as Kanu’s team of lawyers staged a walkout over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services to allow some of them to gain access into the courtroom.
Justice Binta Nyako, on Thursday, fixed the date after counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed that he had a notice of preliminary objection challenging the fresh seven-count charge filed against his client.
Ubah, who represents Anambra South in the upper legislative chamber, made this known on Monday in an interview with BBC Pidgin.
Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, turned down the application by Nnamdi’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.
A competent source in the court, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the judge tested positive for the virus and is expected to be on isolation.
The information filtered in less than 24 hours after kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, aka Wadume, was arraigned on charges bordering on terrorism, murder, kidnapping and illegal arms possession
The dissolved SPIP, led by Okoi Obono-Obla, had in 2018 instituted the case, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/62/2018, against Ekweremadu, alleging that the serving senator refused and neglected to declare his assets upon being served the panel’s “notice to declare.”