Before the Supreme Court renders a decision in a lawsuit brought by the Federal Government against Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, armed agents of the Department of State Services, or DSS, have taken over security bail.
It is anticipated that this morning the supreme court will deliver the make-or-mar decision.
Lawyers and supporters of the self-declared IPOB leader were forced to retreat when DSS agents blocked the route to the court and the Villa gate.
Additionally, journalists who were granted accreditation by the Supreme Court and had official tags were denied entry to the Court’s premises.
Before the operatives reluctantly allowed newsmen to enter, it required the intervention of highly placed Court officials.
An unmarked security car blocked the courtroom’s main entrance, and journalists had to undergo a thorough frisking process before being permitted inside.
As of the time of this report, the panel headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun has not yet announced the court’s decision.
The appeal aims to force the Federal Government to free the imprisoned leader of IPOB. The Supreme Court was scheduled to rule on the case today, October 5.
Following the adoption of the parties’ final argument briefs, a five-member panel of the supreme court, presided over by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, approved the case for decision.