By JAMES EZEMA
Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja at the resumed hearing on charges against the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, shocked newsmen after she stopped the use of phones and cameras by journalists to cover the proceedings.
She made the order during Kanu’s appearance before the court on Monday, March 20, 2017 through a security operative acting on her behalf.
A Department of State Services (DSS) operative had issued the order at the entrance to courtroom.
The order shocked journalists who had covered the trial with their devices, leaving newsmen to wonder if the Judge actually issued the order or the security operative acted on his own based on “orders from above”.
The court premises and its entrance were heavily guarded by armed security personnel.
Nevertheless, several members of IPOB, with some dressed in their in their Jewish apparels, gathered at the court.
Members of the pro-Biafra group were seen singing and praying in the court premises ahead of Nnamdi Kanu’s arrival in court.