The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu along with his fellow accused persons have asked the judge presiding over their trial at the Federal High Court Abuja to disqualify himself over an alleged bias. Kanu and two others, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu are being prosecuted by the Federal Government on six-count charge bordering on treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and other offences on their agitation for secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
After their appeals against the judgment of Justice John Tsoho were dismissed by the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, the accused persons have again levelled allegation of bias against the judge that is presiding over their trial. In a motion filed through their Lawyers, Kanu and his co-accused persons are asking the judge to disqualify himself on the grounds that they will not get justice before him.
The Prosecution Counsel has however described the new move as a deliberate attempt to truncate the ongoing trial. Justice John Tsoho has adjourned till September 26 for argument on whether to disqualify himself or dismiss the application.