The trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, commenced today (Tuesday) February 9, on a dramatic note within the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The embattled Kanu, on arrival at the court from Kuje prison where he was ordered to be remanded by the court, had refused to come down from the prison vehicle or allow the warders take off the handcuff he was brought to court in.
It was gathered that his lead counsel, Chief Chuks Muoma, SAN, had to intervene to persuade Kanu to step-down from the prison van that brought him to court for trial.
Kanu’s lawyer succeeded in persuading him to alight from the prison van, however, the IPOB leader insisted that he will go inside the courtroom with the handcuff in his hand.
Bear in mind, Justice James Tshoho of Federal High Court, Abuja had on January 29, denied Kanu and his two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, bail on the ground that their offences bordered on national security.
The trio are answering to a six-count treason charge that was preferred against them by the federal government.
The Judge however, ordered an accelerated hearing of his case as he adjourned trial till February 9, 10, 11 and 12.