Police Chase IPOB Members From Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial
Police Chase IPOB Members. The Nigerian police on Monday chased some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, their leader.
The police on Monday chased some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who stormed the Federal High Court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, their leader.
DailyTrust reports that the aggrieved members of the group had stormed the court ahead of his trial.
A man dressed in black even addressed some pressmen but he spoke in Igbo language.
However, as their number increased, policemen stormed the place and chased them away.
Some of the supporters were arrested while others fled.
Kanu’s trial is scheduled to continue today after he was arrested and extradited to Nigeria in June.
He was re-arraigned and remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) upon his extradition to Nigeria.
The IPOB leader is facing charges of treasonable felony for his agitation for an independent Republic of Biafra.
Kanu has not been brought to court as of the time this report was filed.
A day before the the Trial, a detachment of hooded armed officers was seen stationed at the entrance of the Federal High Court with motorbikes and vehicles preventing human and vehicular movements into the area.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had earlier warned members of the IPOB not to show up at the Court hearing on Monday.
Also, people in various hotels in the area are being prevented from moving in and out as the officers insisted that they were on a special operation in the area and appealed to them for understanding.