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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

FAMILY WRITERS HIGH COURT CASE UPDATE: JUSTICE BINTA NYAKO ARRIVES AS PROCEEDINGS KICKS OFF

FAMILY WRITERS HIGH COURT CASE UPDATE: JUSTICE BINTA NYAKO ARRIVES AS PROCEEDINGS KICKS OFF

At exactly 10:15am, Hon. Justice Binta Nyako arrived the court followed by the commencement of court proceedings.

The clerk read out the case for the day followed by the introduction of the Prosecuting and Defense Counsels.

 The Counsel of Prosecution and Nigeria's director of public prosecutions, Mohammed Diri applied for an amendment of the charges levelled against the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu and two others.  A move which was vehemently rebuffed by the Defense Counsel, who looks more prepared and confident.

At this point, the atmosphere is heating up in the court room as a result of series of arguments from the two Counsels, with the Counsel to the Nigerian government insisting that he want to make some additions to the charges he initially brought against Nnamdi Kanu and co-defendants.
  Hon. Barr Chuks Muoma prayed the court to adjourn the hearing if it is going to entertain any amendment to the original charges.

The judge, Binta Nyako, who has been calm all this while, noted that the case before her is a fresh case, hence the proceedings continues...

More updates to follow...

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