Politics Drama as DSS Blocks Fayose, Fani Kayode From Entering Court For Kanu’s Trial


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There was mild drama Tuesday morning when operatives of the Department of State Security, DSS tried to stop Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode from entering Abuja High court.

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The duo had stormed the court to show solidarity to detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

However, Fayose, who is putting on an Igbo chieftaincy red cap, was temporarily denied entry into the court room scheduled to deliver ruling on whether Nnamdi Kanu, should be released on bail pending his trial.

Equally denied entry into the court was a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.

The action of the security operatives sparked off a mild drama, as it took the intervention of lawyers to persuade the security operatives to let the duo into the courtroom.

Fani-Kayode, who is equally facing criminal charges the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, preferred against him, upon his arrival at the court to face his trial, sought to gain entry into the sister court handing Kanu’s case but was blocked by operatives of the Department of State Service, DSS.

Kanu, who was hitherto the Director of Radio Biafra and Television, is facing trial alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. Trial Justice Nyako had slated today to rule on applications by the defendants seeking to be admitted to bail pending determination of the five-count criminal charge the Federal Government slammed against them