The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has begun in his absence.
Biafra groups on Friday, September 23, embarked on a protest calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Upon resumption of the trial, counsel to Kanu, Chuks Muoma informed the court about a petition to the National Judicial Council against his rulings.
He also advised the judge that it will serve all parties right if he (the judge) transfers the matter to the chief judge of the Federal High Court.
Responding to Muoma’s advice, Justice John Tsoho said: “As a member of the inner bar, I believe you have the responsibility to educate the younger counsels.”
“You have an application and on what would I have ruled to transfer the matter,” the judge said.
He added that he has no ulterior motive or interest in the matter and so cannot be said to be interfering with judicial oath as alleged in the petition. Watch an exclusive video from the trial. The story continues below:
“You and your client should know that I have no interest whatsoever in the matter,” Tsoho said to Muoma.
As at the time of filing this report Justice Tsoho is currently writing his ruling on the application.
“I will not continue with this case,” the justice concluded.
Meanwhile, the Biafra protest which took place on Friday September 23 was reportedly used as an opportunity to launch a satellite.
In a photo shared by a member of the group, Oluchukwu Uchenna he said he was launching the satellite to monitor those who conform to the stay-at-home order.
Biafra groups on Friday, September 23, embarked on a protest calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu who was apprehended by security operatives in Lagos in October 2015 and is held at Kuje prison in Abuja.