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Nnamdi Kanu: Journalists, Lawyers Denied Access

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…As Speculations Rise He Has Been Brought To Court

Many journalists who came to cover the arraignment of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu were denied access to the courtroom.

The security operatives stationed at the entrance of the Ministry of Justice building told journalists that only accredited judiciary reporters would be allowed in.

But according to The PUNCH, even accredited journalists were also not yet allowed to enter the court As of 8am and their judiciary correspondent and photojournalist as well as several others were standing outside

Also, some lawyers have been denied access to the courtroom.

As of the time of filing this report, at 8.03am, tinted vehicles of the Department of State Services entered the ministry, fuelling speculations that Nnamdi Kanu might be in one of the vehicles.

Although his visuals could not be gotten, he was however believed to be among a convoy of about six vehicles that drove into the court premises around 8am on Thursday morning by operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS).

The convoy was led by a black Prado jeep, followed by two Hilux, two buses and other two other Hilux.

Before his arrival, security operatives including DSS, Nigerian Army, Police and the NSCDC had condoned off all enterances leading to the headquarters of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Even staff of the Federal High Court had to alight from their staff bus to be screened before they were allowed to go in.

Credit: The Punch

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