Kanu’s trial resumes as judge bars ex-governor, traditional rulers from court

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) before Justice Binta Nyako has resumed with the trial judge barring prominent Igbo leaders from gaining access to the court.

Those barred include traditional rulers and former governor of Anambra State, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife who prominent politicians in the South East region.

The event also witnessed heavy security presence as officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) barricaded the entrance of the court premises.

Commuters have also had to trek a distance in order to be able to access their businesses around the area because of the restriction of movement by security personnel.

Kanu had been re-arraigned on a fresh 7 count-charge bordering on alleged terrorism and treasonable felony slammed against him by the Department of State Security (DSS).

Kanu pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His application to be transferred to Kuje prison was dismissed by the judge at the last adjourned date.

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