- There was panic in Abuja as police barred Omoyele Sowore and others from accessing the Federal High Court to observe Nnamdi Kanu's trial
- Kanu, a former presidential candidate, was also allegedly attacked by hoodlums as the police also fired live ammunition
- The trial of the detained IPOB leader who facing 15-count amended charge bordering on terrorism resumed on Wednesday, January 19
FCT, Abuja - The police have reportedly dispersed Omoyele Sowore and others who were present at the Federal High Court to monitor the arraignment of the leader of the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday, January 19.
The Punch reported that the former presidential candidate was barred from accessing the court premises and was attacked by some hoodlums.
The newspaper added that security operatives also went on to fire live ammunition into the air creating an environment of fear and disarray.
Guilty or not? Nnamdi Kanu gives response to court as FG begins fresh trial
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Kanu while responding to the charges as read out by the registrar at the Federal High Court in Abuja said he was not guilty of the crimes.
The IPOB leader was re-arraigned on a 15-count charge of treasonable felony. His trial resumed after the Nigerian government through the State Security Services (SSS) filed amended charges against the IPOB leader.
Some exhibits likely to be tendered against the IPOB leader have also been sent to the court.
Buhari vows not to interfere in Nnamdi Kanu's case
The president stated this in an interview aired on Channels Television on Wednesday night, January 5.
He also reiterated that he does not want to interfere with the judiciary in response to a question asking him about his stance after southeast leaders asked him to release Kanu.