The absence of Magistrate Shuaibu Usman of the Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court, Abuja on Tuesday, stalled the ruling on the continued detention of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra by the Department of State Security (DSS).
Kanu, who is in the custody of the Department of State Security, DSS, is standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to unlawful society, to which he pleaded not guilty.
The court did not give any reason on why the magistrate did not sit.
The defendant’s lawyer, Mr Vincent Obetta, who addressed journalists at the court premises, said several efforts to reach the magistrate on phone were not successful.
According to Obetta, the DSS should obey the subsisting order of the court to transfer his client to prison custody to enable him have access to him.
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