Rare Photos of Nnamdi Kanu Emerges As IPOB Leader Arrives Court for Trial

Rare Photos of Nnamdi Kanu Emerges As IPOB Leader Arrives Court for Trial

  • A large number of security personnel were deployed to the high court in Abuja as Nnamdi Kanu's trial begins
  • There was tight security around the court premises and its surroundings to forestall any breakdown of law and order
  • On Monday, February 26, photos of the embattled IPOB leader in the courtroom in Abuja have surfaced online

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is in court. He was ushered into the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday morning, February 26, as his trial resumed.

Nnamdi Kano arriving at the Federal High Court, Abuja
Nnamdi Kanu arrives in court for trial. Photo credit: Solomon Odeniyi
Source: Facebook

Afterwards, he met with the religious and traditional rulers who prayed for him, The Punch reported.

Why Nnamdi Kanu is in court

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Kanu is in court for the continuation of his trial over alleged treasonable felony charges preferred against him by the federal government, The Nation reported.

The embattled IPOB leader has been in DSS detention since June 2021, when he was repatriated from Kenya to Nigeria. The federal government headed by ex-President Muhammadu Buhari extradited Kanu to Nigeria.

The prosecuting team is led by Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), and the defence team has P. A. M. Ejiofor.

What Supreme Court ruled on Kanu's case

The Supreme Court earlier dismissed the judgement of the Court of Appeal that discharged and acquitted Kanu on the case of treason levelled against him by the FG.

According to the Supreme Court, Kanu was illegally brought to Nigeria from Kenya after he jumped bail. A five-member panel of the Supreme Court ordered the continuation of Kanu's trial on Friday, December 15, 2023.

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Nigerians react as Kanu appears in court

Photos of Kanu in court on Monday got many talking on Facebook. Below are some of their reactions.

Peter Darlington said:

"May God continue to protect and guide you Onyendu."

Akaninyene Friday James wrote:

"Nnamdi Kanu is gaining weight and very fantastic."

Peter Ejezie said:

"God may you see our leader MNK through and grant him freedom."

Samuel Rapheal stated:

"He looks fresh... DSS be doing well."

Nnamdi Kanu's trial: DSS takes over court

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that operatives of the DSS tightened security around the court as Kanu's trial resumed.

Armed security operatives cordoned off all routes leading to the court.

Only those whose names were on a list held by operatives of the DSS were granted access to the court premises.

Source: Legit.ng

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