BREAKING: Federal Government Bows To Pressure, Soft-Pedals On Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

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9news Nigeria reports that the authorities of the Federal High Court in Abuja have soft-pedalled on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

By soft-pedalled, 9news Nigeria learnt that the strict conditions imposed on Kanu’s trial have been removed.

Against their last month’s decision, the court authorities have stopped the movement of the trial to the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT, in the Jabi District of Abuja.

Also, the authorities of the Court have permitted the media to witness the treasonable felony charges brought against the Biafra nation agitator by the Federal Government.

At the time of this report, 9news Nigeria observed that fully armed operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have taken perfect control of the security situations within and outside the court premises.

Journalists, lawyers, litigants, as well as workers are being allowed into the court premises unhindered after a formal introduction and presentation of identity cards.

9news Nigeria reported that the Federal High Court, during the last trial, introduced its new Practice Directions on the trial of terrorism-related cases in the country.

Nnamdi Kanu tourism trial will now be done secretly without media coverage.

It was believed that the CCT is large and spacious enough to accommodate the crowd that usually surged to witness the trial.

The Practice Direction endorsed by the Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho had also prohibited media coverage except where expressly permitted.

However, in a fresh report reaching NewsVerse Nigeria, such conditions have been dumped by the court.

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There is no formal report from the authorities on the reason for making such a U-turn but 9news Nigeria noted that roads leading to the court are not blocked, while food vendors are also having their businesses done without molestation.

However, adequate security measures are being observed to prevent security breaches.

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