The High Court of Abia has ordered free access to the court hearing for the General public primarily through the Nnamdi Kanu trials.
This order came after some security operatives stopped some Igbo leaders, traditional rulers, and public members from accessing the Nnamdi Kanu trial in Abuja.
In an order issued on Friday by Justice Benson Anya, he said the Nigeria Police Force and other security personnel are not allowed to barricade the court premises or stop public members from entering the courtroom unless the head of the court request otherwise through writing.
Don’t Restrict Access to Court During Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial – Justice
He also said there must be no arrest in the vicinity and premises of any court except ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction.
He added that “That in the administration of justice, only the prison officials and policemen posted on official court duties are allowed within the court of law, and it is so ordered.”
He further ordered the Federal Government to uphold the freedom and rights of its people and the sanctity of the Judiciary.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been charged with inciting violence through the media, which has led to the loss of lives and destruction of properties, especially in the Southeastern part of the country.
The next court hearing on the case has been fixed for January 19 and 20, 2022.