Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says the government is planning to import Ghanaians, Cameroonians, to testify against him in court.
Justice of the federal high court in Abuja, Binta Nyako had denied Nnamdi Kanu and 3 other accused persons, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Nmadubugwu , David Nwawuisi, bail, citing the severity of their offence as the reason for her decision.
Labaran Shuaibu , after the ruling counsel to the federal government and prosecutor, asked the court for an order to mask the witnesses who would testify against the defendants.
He said the lives of his witnesses might be in danger if their identities were not kept secret.
But Maxwell Okpara, one of Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers, told the court that the government had lined up foreigners, whose identities it wanted to conceal, as witnesses.
He said, “My lord, we have uncovered their plan to bring Ghanaians and people from Cameroon to appear in this court to testify against the defendants,”
“We as Nigerians will resist that plot. It cannot work. That is why they are insisting that they should testify behind the screen. That plot has failed, it will not work.”
After listening to their arguments, Nyako adjourned to December 13, 2016, for a ruling.
Meanwhile, a mammoth crowd of pro-Biafra protesters besieged the court, chanting war songs.