The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday in his absence.
Kanu was not present in the court by the time the case was called up, with no explanation given for his absence.
The prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue.
Lawyer to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre.
However, Justice Binta Nyako stated that the trial cannot continue in the absence of Kanu since he is not available to stand his trial.
Justice Nyako also called the DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court for trial.
The court then adjourned to October 21, 2021, for continuation of hearing.