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Nnamdi Kanu’s trial: Stop DSS from blocking court roads – Adeyanju writes IGP, Malami

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Deji Adeyanju, the convener of Involved Nigerian, has raised an alarm over the blockade of roads round courts throughout trials of Nnamdi Kanu, pro-Biafra agitator, and “excessive profile” instances by safety brokers.

Adeyanju mentioned related companies ought to cease operatives of the Division of State Companies, DSS, from blocking roads and entry to courts in the course of the trial of Kanu and different “excessive profile” instances.

He mentioned the blockade of roads and entrances round courts in the course of the trial of Kanu and different “excessive profile” instances is illegal.

Adeyanju made the comment in a letter to the Director-Basic of DSS, Inspector Basic of Police, and the Legal professional Basic of the Federation.

The letter, sighted by DAILY POST dated October 22, 2021, signed by Adeyanju, was titled: “Nnamdi Kanu: Illegal Blockade of the Federal Excessive Court docket by Safety Companies.”

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The letter reads: “We write, with nice disappointment, to attract your consideration to the reoccurring and illegal blockade of the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, by safety companies, notably officers from the State Safety Companies, anytime Nnamdi Kanu’s case or different “excessive profile” instances comes up for trial, as was noticed on the Federal Excessive Court docket, Abuja, on October 21, 2021 when Nnamdi Kanu’s case got here up for trial.

“It’s possible you’ll notice that part 36(3) and (4) of the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, clearly gives that the courtroom shall be accessible to members of the general public.

“Nevertheless, opposite to the aforementioned provisions, your officers have developed the behavior of blocking all entry to the court docket courtroom in the course of the so “excessive profile” instances, thereby denying members of the general public, together with legal professionals and litigants, entry to the courtroom.

“Kindly be reminded that regardless of the deteriorating state of our constitutional democracy, we’re nonetheless below a civilian rule the place the Structure reigns supreme over all individuals and establishments. It’s on the premise of the foregoing that we ship you this well timed reminder, urging you to direct your officers to desist from additional desecrating or blocking entry to our Courts, which stays one of many symbols of our democracy.”

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