“It is not going to be a secret trial,” Nyako said.
She had also said the witnesses names will be protected and marked with alphabets.
However, contrary to its ruling on protecting the witnesses, the court during the trial shielded the defence and prosecution counsels, witnesses and the defendants from the public.
Meanwhile, before the trial commenced, a group of pro-Biafra protesters in Jewish garments had besieged the court, demanding that the trial of Kanu be in the open.
But security did not allow the protesters to enter the court – a situation which generated tension.