The planned resumption of proceedings in the trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was stalled on Monday owing to the failure of the Department of State Services (DSS) to produce him in court.
Justice Binta Nyako said nothing could be done in the case in the absence of the defendant, who the lead prosecuting lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar, said was not in court owing to logistic reasons.
Justice Nyako ordered the DSS to allow Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor access to his client.
She promised to work with lawyers to the prosecution and defence and the head of the security team to work out a plan to allow Ejiofor access to his client.
Ejiofor had complained that he has not been able to see his client for the past eight days.
He said he was informed yesterday that Kanu was moved from where he was being kept.
Justice Nyako then adjourned till October 21 but said the date could be brought back if the prosecution was able to obtain a fiat from the court’s Chief Judge to allow proceedings during the ongoing vacation of the court.