During the IPOB leader’s trial on Tuesday, Nnamdi Kanu fired up against President Buhari and threatened to reveal secrets that will shut down the country.
First off, he revealed and condemned the idea of a secret trial. He accused the government of manipulating his case and avoiding due process.
“I won’t stand this travesty of Justice. Buhari spoke in public, he accused me in public. I must also be allowed to stand my trial in public.”
“This is nonsense! I will give testimony before this court! By the time I finish, there will be no Nigeria. This is no Sharia court. It is a court that operates under the common law.”
“There will be no screening of witnesses, no fake identities or fake addresses. I cannot be tried in secret. No! Nnamdi Kanu cannot be jailed in secret! They are mad. Why must I be tried in secrecy by a government that does not obey court orders.”
“They are killing my people in public, after killing my people they want to try me in private? That person is mad. I won’t allow it.”
Adding to that, one of Kanu’s lawyers, Maxwell Okpara, accused the government of importing foreigners as witnesses.
“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 screen. That plot has failed, it will not work.”
After denying him bail for the second time on December 1, the current presiding judge, Justice Nyako granted the request of the government to shield the identity of witnesses.
Labaran Shuaibu, counsel to the federal government and prosecutor claims that the lives of his witnesses might be in danger if their identities were revealed.
Nnamdi Kanu is facing an 11 count charge of treason and terrorism by the Nigerian government.