Court orders Kanu’s remand in DSS custody

…to begin IPOB leader’s retrial from July 27

Abuja Division of the Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday ordered the remand of fugitive leader of the indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Services.

The remand order followed an application by Federal Government lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.

The IPOB leader was said to have been arrested abroad in a joint security operation.

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who disclosed this at a joint press briefing with the DSS and Police, said Kanu was arrested last Sunday.

But the briefing was silent on where Kanu was arrested.

Justice Nyajo, while ruling on the request for Kanu’s remand in the custody of the DSS, held that the Prosecution should inform the IPOB leader’s lawyer of his rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.

The judge then adjourned till July 26 for continuation of trial.

Kanu was granted bail in 2017 and subsequently jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government.

Apart from jumping his bail, the Federal Government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence, killing of security agents and attacks on police stations in the South-East.

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