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Tension In Abuja As Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Resumes Tomorrow

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Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been issued a security alert, as trial of leader of the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu resumes on Monday (tomorrow) in Abuja.

Kanu is standing trial for treasonable felony arising from his activities as IPOB leader.

He had fled Nigeria in September 2017 after soldiers invaded his home in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State capital, during an anti-Biafra military operation in the South-east region, but was rearrested in June.

Following his re-arrest and production in court by the state on June 29, Justice Binta Nyako acceded to the prosecution’s request that Kanu be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

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Justice Nyako equally granted an accelerated hearing in the case and rescheduled the trial earlier fixed for October 20 to July 26 and 27.

According to a report by TNG on Sunday,  a message was sent to most civil servants to avoid roads linking the Federal High Court in Central Area of the territory.

They were also advised to be security conscious as all roads linking to the venue of the trial will be barricaded.

The message reads:
ABUJA: YL.
All roads leading to the Federal H/Court, Central Area will be barricaded on 26/07/21 due to the trail of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Staff to seek alternative routes, exercise caution, pls.

Meanwhile, Prime Business Africa reported on Saturday that a former governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, will lead a delegation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to Kanu’s trial.

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Ezeife was appointed to lead the delegation by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide , H.E. Prof George Obiozor.

Others in the delegation are National Legal Adviser , Bar Joseph Ojobu, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, and another as lawyers representing Ohanaeze on a watching brief.

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