21st October, 2021
By Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
There is tight security at the Federal High Court Abuja as the court gets set to continue the trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
At about 8:02am, a heavily fortified security convoy arrived at the court premises, which appeared to be carrying Kanu.
Lawyers, except those involved in the trial of Kanu and many journalists were barred from going near the court premises by hooded officials of the Department of States Services, DSS, special police and civil defence operatives deployed around the roads leading to the court premises.
The double lanes on Shehu Shagari way and the Ahmadu Bello way, the two expressway to the right and left of the court were reduced to one way resulting in traffic logjam.
Also, hooded DSS operatives were deployed to screen those who want to access the court. Some senior lawyers who were barred from accessing the court engaged in hot arguments with security operatives, but their efforts were futile.
It was learnt that the security operatives told the lawyers that all other matters except that of Nnamdi Kanu have been stood down till 2 pm.
As at the time of filing this report, journalists, lawyers, and litigants were standing outside the court premises as they were denied entrance.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony.
However, below is the video of Barrister Tosin Ojaomo protesting against the actions of security operatives.