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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Biafra: Drama as Nnamdi Kanu arrives court, refuses to remove handcuff, come down from van

Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and operator of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday morning arrived the Federal High Court Abuja for the commencement of his trial, but refused to come down from theprison van.

This led the prison officials to call his lawyer, Chuks Mouma, who after muchpersuasion was able to get Kanu to come down from the vehicle.

He however refused to take off the handcuffs on him even while being led to thecourtroom.

The Department of State Services, DSS, had arraigned the embattled Director of Radio Biafra before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the same court on a six-count charge of treasonable felony but the matter could not be continuedfollowing Kanu’s vote of no confidence on Mohammed.

Following Kanu’s vote of no confidence on the judge, the matter was brought before Justice John Tsoho.

The defence counsel, Mouma had on January 25, filed an application before the Tsoho-led court seeking for an adjournment on the consideration of bail.

Following the application, Justice John Tsoho had adjourned the matter till January 29 for ruling on the bail application.Justice Tsoho in his ruling on January 29, denied Kanu bail on the ground that he was a threat to national security.

Tsoho held that if Kanu was granted bail, he may go back and commit the same crime for which he was been prosecuted, adding that he may jump baildue to his dual citizenship.

He consequently adjourned the matter till today, February 9, for commencement of trial.

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