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Pro-Biafra treason case: Bid for witnesses to wear masks

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Pro-Biafra treason case: Bid for witnesses to wear masks

Pro-Biafra treason case: Bid for witnesses to wear masks

NEWISSUES, Abuja

Nnamdi Kanu

AFP

Nnamdi Kanu is facing treason charges and was arrested when he arrived in Lagos in October 2

A crowd of pro-Biafra supporters were at the court in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, for the hearing where Nnamdi Kanu and several other activists campaigning for a breakaway state were denied bail (see earlier entry).

They were chanting: “No Biafra, no economy” and “No Biafra, no Nigeria.”

As Mr Kanu has been in detention for more than a year, the court did promise to speed up the case.

During today’s hearing prosecutors filed an application seeking to allow their witnesses to wear masks when giving evidence, saying this was necessary for security reasons.

But defence lawyers argued that the state wanted to pay people to give false evidence as it was not able to prove its case against Mr Kanu.

The case has been adjourned until 13 December, when the judge will rule on the matter of the masks.

-BBC

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