Nigerian Police Arrest IPOB Members Showing Solidarity With Nnamdi Kanu At Abuja Court

Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested by the police on the Federal High Court in Abuja the place their chief, Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial

The IPOB members have been on the court docket to indicate solidarity with Kanu, who’s standing trial for fees that embody terrorism and treasonable felony. 

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Some of them wore Jewish apparel and may very well be heard chanting slogans in assist of the IPOB chief and demanding his freedom. 

After a policeman initially tried to disperse the IPOB members and threatened to shoot one in all them, a few of them have been thereafter arrested. 

Others fled following the arrest of their counterparts. 

Kanu has been within the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest and extradition to Nigeria from Kenya. 

Meanwhile, on Sunday, Aloy Ejimakor, particular counsel for the detained chief of the IPOB, warned safety brokers in opposition to molesting Kanu’s supporters who may wish to present up on the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday for the IPOB chief’s trial.

In a press assertion despatched to SaharaReporters, Ejimakor mentioned he was prompted to challenge the warning based mostly on media studies indicating that these coming to Abuja to indicate solidarity along with his consumer will likely be harassed and even arrested by safety brokers.

He famous that anyone who needs to be on the court docket wouldn’t be doing something unlawful, offered such an individual is available in peace, albeit he added that this was not an invite for Kanu’s supporters to throng the courtroom.

 

He mentioned: “Kanu’s trial is an open trial, not a secret trial and he’s presumed harmless till confirmed responsible. Therefore, anyone wishing to be related along with his trial by being current in Abuja is protected by his Constitutional proper to freedom of affiliation and motion.”

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