Defiant IPOB Leader Kanu Refuses To Remove Handcuffs In Court, But Later Did

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According to a report by Vanguard, “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 is billed to commence today February 9, 2015), refused to remove his handcuffs.

“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.” – Vanguard wrote.

A second intervention by the team of lawyers representing Nnamdi Kanu pleaded to him and he eventually allowed the removal of the handcuff.

According to Nigerian persecutors DSS and prosecutors, the Judge 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 prosecutor Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Mr. Mohammed Diri alleged that the defendants have committed treasonable felony, an offence punishable under Section 41(C) of the Criminal Code Act, CAP C38 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.