Nnamdi Kanu Security personnel’s identity to be concealed during trial

Justice Binta Nyako said she won't review her judgement on the issue of protecting the identity of the witnesses.

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The Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday insisted that the identity of witnesses who are security personnel would be concealed in the on-going trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The judge, Justice Binta Nyako said that she would not review her judgement on the issue of protecting the identity of the witnesses as long as they were security operatives.

“I will not vary my order on protection of security operatives; It is either they wear a mask or are behind a screen.

“Security operatives need to be protected, not because of this case, but because of the future; so, as long as the witnesses are security personnel, they will be taken behind a screen,” Nyako said.

Counsel to Kanu, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, had filed an application asking the court to review its stand on protecting the identity of witnesses in the case.

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Ejiofor said that part of the reason he filed the application was on the ground that six out of the initial 11-count charge against the defendant, were struck out.

The prosecutor, Mr Shuiabu Labaran, said that he was yet to file his reply to the processes filed by Ejiofor.

Hearing in the matter was adjourned tilll April 6.

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