Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday, has suggested where his client should be trialed shoulrd the Federal High Court, Abuja, consider shifting the trial venue of his client.
Ejimakor suggested that Kanu’s trial should be shifted to the Umuahia division of the Federal High Court as he spoke with DAILY POST, NEWSCASTARS.COM learnt.
Ejimakor explained that the IPOB leader last resided in Abia State, hence the trial should be shifted to Umuahia, the State capital as he spoke on comments by the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, on the possibility of changing the venue of Kanu’s trial.
Ejimakor said: “If the Federal High Court overrules the objections to its jurisdiction and persists with the trial, then the venue should be shifted to the Umuahia division of the Federal High Court, because that is where Nnamdi Kanu last resided before he was pursued to Kenya and renditioned.
“Abuja has no territorial connection with the offenses alleged. The alleged offences are entirely in Southeast.
“So, any of the Southeast divisions will also serve as proper venue. If it requires making an expedient exception to the law, so be it”.