Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has requested that the counsel who served as his lead lawyer in previous sittings, M. U. Udechukwu, steps down for Chucks Muoma, as a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has denied him bail.
Ahead of sitting today (Friday) January 29, Mr. Kanu had penned to the court asking that there should be a change in his representation.
In the letter, read during a dramatic session, the presiding judge, John Tsoho said he was asked to change Mr. Kanu’s lead counsel, because according to Mr. Kanu, the person who represented him in previous sittings was different from the person he had instructed, Premium Times reports
The exchange resulted to a mild drama as Mr Udechukwu immediately stood down for Mr. Muoma to continue the case.
Ruling on the bail application, Justice Tsoho ordered that the Director of Radio Biafra and two other accused persons be remanded in Kuje prison pending their trial.
Mr. Kanu and two others are currently standing trial bordering on treason preferred against them by the federal government.
Nigerian government had accused him of running an underground radio that spreads hate messages in a push for the creation of independent state of Biafra.