Ejimakor accused Justice Nyako of locking Kanu’s lawyers out and refusing them entry into the courtroom.
Aloy one of Kanu's lawyers
An accusation has been made against Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court.
Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, raised an alarm saying that Justice Nyako locked Kanu’s lawyers out and refused them entry into the courtroom.
The Department of State Services, DSS, had barred lawyers, traditional rulers from gaining entrance into the courtroom.
In solidarity with those barred, Kanu’s lawyers were said to have vacated the courtroom to join their colleagues outside.
However, Ejimakor countered the claim, stressing that the judge locked Kanu’s lawyers out of the courtroom, and arbitrarily adjourned the case till January 19, 2022.
In a tweet, Ejimakor vowed that Kanu’s legal team would take steps to address the issue.
Describing the judge’s action as a travesty of justice, Ejimakor wrote: “I’m not happy. The world should not be happy. The Judge LOCKED out Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers and refused us entry into the courtroom.
“She then arbitrarily adjourned the case to January 19, 2022. This is a travesty of justice. We will surely take urgent and decisive measures.”