Kanu: Being senator gives me pass to court despite security cordon –Uba
Senator Ifeanyin Uba has flayed security operatives for barring him from the Federal High Court on Thursday.
Uba, representing Anambra South, said his being a senator was enough pass for him to access the court despite the heavy security cordon.
A combined team of Department of State Service, (DSS), the Nigeria Police, and the National Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSDC), has mounted a restriction to the court due to the arraignment of Biafra secessionist Nnamdi Kanu.
“As a Senator of the Federal Republic, I think I have the right to enter the court premises even if I have no business in the court”, Uba said.
Uba, who filed a motion urging the court to order the DSS to allow him access to Nnamdi Kanu, added he has “a case in court and I was to present myself in court regarding my motion.
“This (Thursday) morning, I came to the court from the Transcorp Hilton axis, it was blocked. I tried the Borno House axis, it was also blocked.
The secessionist, Kanu is facing terrorism charges. He pleaded, “not guilty” to the amended charges preferred against him. He also urged the court to transfer him from the DSS custody to Kuje Prisons, a request trial judge, Binta Nyako turned down. The court was till November 10.