The Federal High Court in Abuja has changed its position on the stringent conditions imposed on the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that in April, the court had issued a Practice Direction, endorsed Chief Judge of the Court, Justice John Tsoho, moving Kanu’s trial to CCT.
The Practice Direction also prohibited media coverage except those permitted.
But Daily Post reports that the authorities of the Court have now permitted the media to witness the resumed trial of the pro-Biafra activist.
Journalists, lawyers, litigants, as well as workers are being allowed into the court premises unhindered despite the presence of fully armed operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) who have taken over security of the premises.
It was gathered that apart from unhindered access being granted to lawyers and media practitioners, roads leading to the court are not blocked, while food vendors are also having their businesses done without molestation.
However, adequate security measures are being observed to prevent security breaches.