Veteran actress Rita Edochie has reacted to the viral video of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in court.
There was a mild drama at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday as lawyers of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, were locked out of the courtroom
Justice Binta Nyako expressed displeasure at the lawyers’ decision to walk out before the proceedings began but the legal team said they were rather denied access.
They accused the judge of bias for conducting the proceedings without them and threatened to report Nigeria to the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Kanu, who was brought into the courtroom around 9:52am before the proceedings commenced a little after 10 am, complained that security agents denied some of his lawyers, particularly Bruce Fein, from the United States, access to the courtroom.
Kanu is being tried on charges related to treasonable felony and acts of terrorism brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria.
Reacting to the viral video of the IPOB leaders and lawyers in court via an Instagram post, the thespian, who is a staunch supporter of the secessionist group, said the hand of God is with him and his cause regardless of his current circumstances.
Sharing the video, she wrote:
“HERE IS MAZI NNAMDI OKWU KANU TODAY IN COURT.
“IT IS WELL WITH YOU ONYE NDU ANYI MAZI NNAMDI OKWU KANU (our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu).
“FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM IS NEVER A CRIME.
“AKA CHUKWU OKIKE ABIAMA DI NA YA”, (God’s hand is in it).