Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, went berserk in court today after the judge presiding over his case, ruled that the witnesses in the case against him will be given some protection. Kanu who was arrested in October 2015, is being tried by the Federal Government for alleged treasonable felony.
Delivering judgement on an application for the protection of the witnesses, the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, ruled that all the witnesses will be entitled to some protection when the trial for the treasonable offence commences.
According to Justice Nyako, the witnesses will be brought in and taken out of the court in a discreet manner. She added that it is not a secret trial.
It is not going to be a secret trial. The court will allow the defendants see the witnesses. The defendant counsel will also see the witnesses,” the judge said
This position however did not go well with Kanu who flared up and began to shout in the court. Justice Binta had to caution him.
“If you don’t stop talking in my court I will assume you are becoming a nuisance in my court. And if I assume so, I will continue this trial in your absence, so do not try my patience. When you are in my court you will do what I want. It’s like having a visitor in your house; you can serve the visitor food but if he wants to eat he will eat and if he doesn’t want to, he will not.”
An angry Kanu continued yelling
“I will address this court! You cannot be killing my people and tell me that you will make me have a secret trial. That won’t happen! The president can intimidate the judges, but he cannot do that to me. Tell him he has lied,”he said