IPOB: Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Case Continues Today Amidst Tight Security.
.The Department of State Services (DSS), on Wednesday, complied with the guidance of a Federal High Court, Abuja, not to block the court premises and environs ahead of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Charityreporters reports that the trial judge, Binta Nyako, who fixed the today’s sitting at 1 pm, had instructed the officers regarding the DSS to disclose to their office about her recommendation.
In spite of the fact that Nyako didn’t explicitly make an order, directing the security outfit against such a demonstration, she said this would permit the business of the court not to be grounded.
A check at the court early in the morning showed that FHC staff, lawyers, litigants, journalists, among others, had free access into the elevated building and its surroundings.
Also as at the hour of recording the report, there was free movement of individuals and vehicles inside and outside the court.
Charityreporters reports that the judge had, on Jan. 19, prompted the DSS not to assume control over the security arrangement of the court today until 12 pm.
The court instructed DSS to possibly assume responsibility for the court security plan when the trial of Kanu, on terrorism charges, resumes.
Nyako had grumbled that trials of different cases are affected each time Kanu’s trial happens because of weighty security presence and blockade of streets leading to the court.
She then, at that point, moved the terrorism trial till 1 pm to ensure that different cases are accommodated.