Nnamdi Kanu: Again, DSS denies journalists access to court room
The Department of State Services has again denied journalists access to the courtroom where the trial of detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will be held. Heavily armed security operatives have turned back journalists from entering the court premises.
“We are working on instruction. We can’t let you people in”, one of the operatives told newsmen.
Similarly, some lawyers and Igbo traditional rulers that arrived at the court were also turned back. Other security agents on the ground include men of the Nigerian Police Force, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Leaders of the National Association of Judiciary Correspondents, (NAJUC) had disclosed that Justice Nyako insisted that she would only allow five journalists into the courtroom.
A five-man list, comprising of journalists from the Print, Television, Radio and Online news outlets had been earlier submitted to the court.
Kanu, who was re-arraigned before trial Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, is facing a seven-count amended treasonable felony charge the Federal Government preferred against him. However, upon arrival at court on Wednesday, DSS operatives, refused to allow any journalists in.