Two opposing groups have cl*shed outside the premises of a court where a separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is being prosecuted.
Supporters of Mr Kanu, who were seeking access to the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Wednesday, were confronted by a ‘pro-Nigeria’ group who accused the former of supporting Mr Kanu and his call for the break up of Nigeria.
The former were addressing journalists outside the court where they accused the government of injustice in the trial of Mr Kanu. They accused the Federal Government of trailing Mr Kanu in secret before his eventual arrest in Kenya. They also accused the government of barring Mr Kanu’s foreign lawyer and some of his supporters from the court.
The pro-Nigerian group, carrying placards with different inscriptions, confronted the pro-Biafra group while the latter was addressing journalists. There was a shouting match between both groups that almost resulted to violence.
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu’s trial was adjourned till January 2022 by Justice Binta Nyako after he said he wasn’t going to continue with the trial because one of his lawyers from America, Bruce Fein, wasn’t allowed into the courtroom by the DSS (Department of State Services) officials.
According to one of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers who spoke to pressmen, said lawyers weren’t allowed into the courtroom because Justice Binta Nyako allegedly had problems with the number of lawyers that were representing Nnamdi Kanu and adjourned the case till 19th and 22nd of January, 2022.