Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Buhari can intimidate judges, he cannotintimidate me” IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu,shouts in court

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra
IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, went berserk in court
today after the judge presiding over his
case, ruled that the witnesses in the case
against him will be given some protection.
Kanu who was arrested in October 2015, is
being tried by the Federal Government for
alleged treasonable felony.
Delivering judgement on an application for
the protection of the witnesses, the
presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, ruled
that all the witnesses will be entitled to
some protection when the trial for the
treasonable offence commences.
According to Justice Nyako, the witnesses
will be brought in and taken out of the
court in a discreet manner. She added that
it is not a secret trial.
“It is not going to be a secret trial. The
court will allow the defendants see the
witnesses. The defendant counsel will also
see the witnesses,” the judge said. This
position however did not go well with
Kanu who flared up and began to shout in
the court. Justice Binta had to caution him.
“If you don’t stop talking in my court I will
assume you are becoming a nuisance in my
court. And if I assume so, I will continue
this trial in your absence, so do not try my
patience. When you are in my court you
will do what I want. It’s like having a
visitor in your house; you can serve the
visitor food but if he wants to eat he will
eat and if he doesn’t want to, he will
not.”An angry Kanu continued yelling
“I will address this court! You cannot be
killing my people and tell me that you will
make me have a secret trial. That won’t
happen! The president can intimidate the
judges, but he cannot do that to me. Tell
him he has lied,”he said