Federal government lead prosecuting counsel Mohammed Abubakar, in the trial of the leader of indigenous peoples of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday, told the trial judge Binta Nyako that she has no fiat from the Chief Judge to continue the trial .
Abubakar posited that since the court commenced its annual vacation on July 26, it followed that a vacation judge should step up to hear the trial.
“I want to draw the attention of the court that the court’s annual vacation for judges has commenced.
“This is no fiat from the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for this court to continue with the trial of the defendant.
“We don’t know if this court can be able to continue.”I don’t think in the absence of a fiat from the Chief Judge, that we can be able to continue, Abubakar stated.
The judge however ruled that the court would not entertain any application as the prosecution did not produce the defendant who is in their custody in court.