There was chaos at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday after the adjournment of the trial of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, till January 19, 2022
Following Justice Binta Nyako’s ruling, there was confusion as Kanu’s counsels staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services to allow their team to gain access into the courtroom.
Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom at almost 10am was not happy that his lawyers – particularly a certain Bruce Fein from the United States of America – were barred from gaining access into the courtroom by the DSS.
He told Justice Nyako that Fein was around to witness his trial and was handling a case for him in the US.
Speaking from the dock, Kanu said, “I have an ongoing case in the US. I have not been allowed to see him. He is here to see me and to observe the proceedings.
“He has been to the DSS to see me, but they denied him access to me.”
When asked by the judge if he was ready to conduct the proceedings himself in the absence of his lawyers, Kanu declined.
Delivering a short ruling, Justice Nyako expressed displeasure over the conduct of Kanu’s lawyers before adjourning the case till January 19 and 20, 2022.