Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will continue his trial today before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The charges are treasonous felony and terrorism-related.
On the 27th of June, 2021, the Biafra leader was reportedly rearrested in Kenya and extradited back to Nigeria.
The secessionist was then arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako, who ordered that he be held in the custody of the DSS until his next trial date, which is scheduled for July 26 and 27.
The DSS, however, was unable to produce the Biafra activist in court on the scheduled date due to logistical issues, resulting in the trial being postponed until today.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), arrived at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday amid tight security.
At around 8 a.m., the IPOB leader was driven to the courthouse in a black SUV.
As of the time of this report, the sitting had yet to begin.
Journalists, lawyers, and FHC staff were denied access to the Court by security personnel.
A heightened presence of a combined team of Police, Army, and Department of State Services operatives estimated to be over 3,000 can be seen from Transcorp Hilton to the Ministry of Justice and Abia House.
Stay tuned to Ejes Gist News for live updates on the court proceedings as they unfold…