A federal high court sitting in Abuja has just adjourned the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), till January 19 after lawyers of the defendant walked out of the courtroom.
Kanu’s lawyers walked out of the court in protest over the refusal of the DSS to allow some other lawyers in the team to gain access to the courtroom, including Bruce Fein, Kanu’s lawyer from the US.
The IPOB leader was on October 26 re-arraigned on a seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.
Accompanied by heavy security, Kanu arrived at the court premises at 8:10 am.
He was brought into the courtroom at 9:52 am shortly after Binta Nyako, the judge, commenced sitting.