Justice James Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday rejected application by pro-Biafra agitator, Nnamdi Kanu for the release of some of his seized items not listed as exhibits in the trial.
Kanu and his associates – David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu – are standing trial on a six-count charge of treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and other offences bordering on their agitation for secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) created a scene before the commencement of proceedings when he refused to alight from vehicle that brought him and others to court.
It took the intervention of his lawyer, Chuks Muoma (SAN) before Kanu allowed prison officials to lead him to the courtroom.
The items Muoma said were confiscated from his client, but not listed as exhibits are Nigerian and British international passports, $2,200 and N87,000 cash respectively.
Justice Tsoho dismissed the application for lack of merit.