Tobi Soniyi in Abuja
The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been stalled following an application for stay of proceedings filed by his lawyer, Mr Chuks Muoma over the shielding of witnesses.
At the resumed trial in Abuja, lawyer to the accused Muoma told the court that he had filed a motion for stay of proceedings having filed an appeal against the ruling of the court permitting secret trial of his client.
The Prosecutor, Mohammed Diri in his response admitted receiving a copy of the motion for stay of proceedings shortly before the court commenced sitting.
He however told the court that he needed time to respond to the motion filed by the defence counsel.
Delivering a short ruling, Justice John Tsoho adjourned the case to the April 5th, 2016 for hearing of the application for stay of proceeding.