Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer, Journalists, Igbo Leaders Barred From Court Premises

Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu

One of the lawyers representing the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Maxwell Opara, was stopped from entering the Federal High Court in Abuja by security operatives on Wednesday.

Journalists, Igbo traditional leaders, as well as observers and activists were also barred from the courtroom include.

However, other lawyers of Kanu including Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Aloy Ejimakor were allowed inside the courtroom.

Kanu’s trial had been adjourned to today by Justice Binta Nyako.

The IPOB leader is facing terrorism-related charges and has since been detained in the custody of the Department of State Services since his re-arrest from a foreign country in June 2021.

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At his last appearance in court on October 21, Kanu pleaded not guilty to seven charges.


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