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A Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday turned down an application by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biaf‎ra, Nnamdi Kanu, for the release of his British and Nigerian passports among other items.

In the application, made orally, Kanu's lawyer, Chuks Muouma (SAN) had sought the release of the items, which he said would not were not be needed by the prosecution since they were not listed as part of exhibits to be tendered.

In his ruling, Justice James Tsoho turned down the application for lacking in merit. He said the fact that the items were not listed as possible exhibits now, does not rule out the possibility of them being used as exhibits by the prosecution later.

Other items Muouma requested in the application were cash sums of $2,200 and N87,000.

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The judge however granted the request by Kanu's lawyer to allow the relations of the accused persons in the court room subject to security screening and the capacity of the court room.

The IPOB leader is currently being detained at Kuje prison alongside two co-accused, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu.

They are facing trial on six counts of treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and other offences bordering on their agitation for secession ‎of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.

The case has been adjourned till February 19 for the hearing of an application by the prosecution for protection of its witnesses.

 

 

 

 

 

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