The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had a face off with officials of the Department of State Security (DSS) over refusal to allow some of his legal team access to court.
The case would later be adjourned due to the restrictions.
Kanu was brought into the courtroom amid heavy security around 9:50am.
Kanu’s brother, Prince Meme Kanu confirmed the IPOB’s leaders presence via a Facebook post on Wednesday morning.
Department of State Services (DSS) officials had earlier set up a barricade at the entrance of the Federal High Court where the case is to be heard and they prevented reporters and some Igbo monarchs from gaining entry.
The trial would ultimately be adjourned till January 19, 2021.
The adjournment came shortly after Kanu’s lawyers staged a walk-out over the refusal of operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to allow some other members Kanu’s legal team gain access into the courtroom.
Watch the IPOB leader confront DSS officials within the court room over the move;