Abuja Heats Up As Trial Of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Resumes Tomorrow

Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

There is a security alert being circulated to residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as trial of leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu resumes tomorrow in Abuja.

Kanu is standing trial for treasonable felony arising from his activities as IPOB leader.

He had fled Nigeria in September 2017 after soldiers invaded his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State capital, during an anti-Biafra military operation in the South-east region, but was rearrested in June.

Following his re-arrest and production in court by the state on June 29, Justice Binta Nyako acceded to the prosecution’s request that Kanu be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Justice Nyako also granted an accelerated hearing in the case and rescheduled the trial earlier fixed for October 20 to July 26 and 27.

TNG reported on Sunday that a message was sent to most civil servants to avoid roads linking the Federal High Court in Central Area of the territory.

They were also advised to be security conscious as all roads linking to the venue of the trial will be barricaded.

The message reads:
All roads leading to the Federal H/Court, Central Area will be barricaded on 26/07/21 due to the trail of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Staff to seek alternative routes, exercise caution, pls.


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