Court remands leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, in DSS custody

Written by on June 30, 2021

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has been remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service DSS.
 
This follows an order of Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, while granting the application by the prosecution to remand Kanu.
 
Counsel to the prosecution, S. M. Labaran also applied that the trial of Kanu on charges of treason, earlier slated for October 20 be brought forward.
 
The court ordered that Kanu be remanded in the DSS facility and adjourned his matter to July 26 and 27.
Kanu’s re-arraignment comes after he was re-arrested by Nigerian authorities and brought back to the country.
 
Meanwhile, The British High Commission in Nigeria has said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was not arrested in the United Kingdom.
 
Kanu’s arrest was announced yesterday by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami but failed to state how and where the IPOB leader was arrested.
 
Speaking with journalist, Spokesman to British High Commission in Nigeria, Dean Hurlock said Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes.
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