Armed operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, have taken over security arraignment of the Supreme Court ahead of judgment in a suit by the Federal Government against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The make or mar judgment is expected to be delivered by the apex court this morning.
DSS operatives blocked the road leading to the court and the Villa gate, turning back litigants and sympathisers of the self acclaimed IPOB leader.
Journalists accredited by the Supreme Court with official tags were also turned back from accessing the Court premises.
It took intervention of highly placed officials of the Court before the operatives grudgingly allowed newsmen.
The main entrance into the courtroom was blocked with an unmarked security vehicle where journalists were thoroughly frisked before being allowed entry.
At the time of this report, the Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun-led panel is being awaited to make the decision of the court known.
The Supreme Court had, on October 5, slated today to deliver its judgment on the appeal that is seeking to compel the Federal Government to release the embattled leader of IPOB from detention.
A five-member panel of the apex court headed by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, okayed the matter for judgement, after counsel for both parties adopted their final briefs of argument.