BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Brought To Court Amid Heavy Security (PHOTOS)

BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu Brought To Court Amid Heavy Security (PHOTOS)

By Oluchi Nkwachukwu | Sub-Editor on October 21, 2021
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Leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu (C) attends a trial for treasonable felony at the Federal High court in Abuja, on February 9, 2016. | Pius Utomi/AFP/Getty Images

The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday, October 21, 2021 arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja amidst tight security.

Nnamdi Kanu brought to Federal High Court on Thursday, October 21, 2021

Kanu was brought to the Court on a black Sports Utility Vehicles at about 8am, although sitting had yet to commence as of the time of this report.

Journalists, lawyers and staff of the FHC were barred from entering the Court premises.

From Transcorp Hilton through the Ministry of Justice and Abia House, security was beefed up with the presence of a combined team of Police, Army, Department of State Services operatives estimated to be over 3,000.

Nnamdi Kanu brought to Federal High Court on Thursday, October 21, 2021

During the last proceedings, journalists and lawyers were manhandled, while Kanu who is being held by the DSS was not brought to court, a development that was blamed on “logistical issues” by the prosecuting lawyer, Mohammed Abubakar.

Last week, the Federal Government slammed an amended seven-count charge against Kanu, while the FHC issued a hearing notice for Thursday, October 21.

The Noice titled, ‘Federal Republic of Nigeria Versus Nnamdi Kanu,’ with suit number: FHC/ABJ/CR/383/15, was served on Ejiofor and the prosecuting lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.

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