The trial of the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been adjourned until the 19th and 20th of January 2022.
The IPOB leader has made his third court appearance since June after security operatives brought him back from abroad.
The IPOB leader was brought to court amidst tight security by operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) around 9:50 am.
However, Nnamdi’s Kanu’s lawyer reportedly stage a walk-out before the judge entered the courtroom.
This comes after IPOB leader told the Judge that one of his counsels from the United States was denied access into the court by the Nigerian secret police, DSS.
It was also gathered that reporters, lawyers, and other observers were barred from covering the trial of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
This news platform gathered that journalists who had arrived at the court premises as early as 6am, were denied access to the courtroom by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS
It was learned that reporters from print and broadcast stations were turned back by hooded DSS officers and other security agents who barricaded all routes leading to the court.
After the lawyers including the lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor staged the walkout, Justice Nyako voiced her displeasure over the act.
She however refused to continue the trial in the absence of Kanu’s lawyers as advocated by Mr. M. D. Abubakar, who is the Director of Public Prosecution.
The Judge rather adjourned the case till January 19 and 20, 2022, for trial.