There’s security alert in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT as the leader of IPOB Nnamdi Kanu faces trial on Monday in Abuja.
Kanu is being tried by the Federal Government on a charge of treasonable felony.
Although he was granted bail on health grounds, Kanu jumped bail and was re-arrested last month by security agents overseas.
Following his re-arrest and production in court by the state on June 29, Justice Binta Nyako acceded to the prosecution’s request that Kanu be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Nyako equally granted an accelerated hearing in the case and rescheduled the trial earlier fixed for October 20 to July 26 and 27.
As the close of work on Friday, the court’s management was said to be working closely with relevant security agencies to avert possible security breach in view of the large turnout of IPOB followers and other spectators often witnessed when the case comes up.
TheNewsGuru.com, (TNG) reports in a message sent to most civil servants to avoid roads linking the Federal High Court in Central Area of the territory should be avoided.
They were also advised to be security conscious as all roads linking to the venue of the trial will be barricaded.
See message below:
All roads leading to the Federal H/Court, Central Area will be barricaded on 26/07/21 due to the trail of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Staff to seek alternative routes, exercise caution, pls.