The trial of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and three others continued on Thursday at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Before commencement of the trial, Kanu openly bullied Prison officers drafted to secure the hearing.
At resumption of proceedings, the defence counsel informed the court of its pending applications seeking to quash the charges against the four defendants.
Counsel to Kanu, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, also informed the court of another application challenging the competence of the charge against the defendants.
Ejiofor told the court that the proof of evidence did not support the charges against his client to warrant his continual detention.
It would be recalled that Justice Binta Nyako had on Dec. 13, 2016, ruled that the identity of witnesses in the matter would be protected but at Tuesday’s sitting, the judge and parties were all shielded from public view using clinic curtain rail.
There was also a heavy presence of security personnel within and around the court premises.
Kanu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are on trial for treasonable felony and terrorism were shielded from the public in the courtroom.