As Police Arrest IPOB Members In Abuja
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the trial on Monday at the resumption of proceedings at the court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The trial suffered a setback after the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to produce Kanu in court.
Justice Nyako faulted the action of the security outfit, noting that she had stayed back in her chambers waiting for the defendant to be in court.
She asked the prosecution to be diligent with dates whenever she gives one, stressing that it was important for Kanu to be present at his trial.
Meanwhile, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force have arrested members of the Indigenous People of Biafra who had gathered close to the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.
The IPOB members had tried to gain access into the premises of the court where their leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.
After failed attempts to enter the court premises, the IPOB members converged by the side of the road chanting solidarity songs and addressing journalists.
A video from the scene on social media showed a police officer asking them to leave the side of the road where they had converged.
When they proved adamant, the officer tried to arrest one of them as he brought out his gun and threatened to shoot while chasing him.
Another video from the scene showed some arrested IPOB members inside police vans beside the court which was heavily guarded by security operatives.
Kanu’s IPOB is seeking the restoration of the defunct Republic of Biafra that went to war with Nigeria from July 6, 1967, to January 15, 1970