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Drama in Court as Nnamdi Kanu Rejects Own Lawyer

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Nnamdi Kanu has asked his lawyer who served as his lead counsel in previous sittings, M. U. Udechukwu to step down for Chucks Muoma.

Squabbles over legal representation for Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Monday, stalled his trial

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked that the lawyer who served as his lead counsel in previous sittings, M. U. Udechukwu, step down for Chucks Muoma.

Mr. Kanu wrote to the court, ahead of Friday’s sitting, asking that there should be a change in his representation.

The court is to sit and deliberate over Kanu’s application for bail today as well other matters in the trial proper.

Also excluded was Vincent Obetta, the counsel, who had represented him since the beginning of his trial at the chief magistrate court, Wuse zone 2, Abuja. 

In protest, Udechukwu announced that he was standing down, and asked the court to strike out his name as Kanu’s counsel. 

But Muoma, in order not to stall the ruling, asked Justice Tsoho to rule on the defendant’s bail application even though Udechukwu, who argued it had pulled out. 

The judge thereafter delivered the ruling refusing Kanu bail.

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