Drama as Nnamdi Kanu refuses to remove handcuffs, step down from van

Drama as Nnamdi Kanu refuses to remove handcuffs, step down from van

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A mild drama took place within the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja this morning, as the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, whose trial commenced today, refused to remove his handcuffs.

According to Vanguard, it took the intervention of his ‎lead counsel, Chief Chuks Muoma, SAN, to persuade Kanu to step-down from the prison van that brought him to court for trial.

Though he eventually succumbed to persuasion by his lawyer to alight from the prison van, however, Kanu, swore that he would not allow anybody to remove the handcuffs which he wore into the courtroom.

Justice Tsoho had on January 29, denied bail to Kanu and two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with him.


The trio are answering to a six-count treason charge that was preferred against them by the federal government.

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