JUST IN: ‘Take Nnamdi Kanu Back To DSS Custody’ Court Rules

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday rejected a request by the Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu to be moved from the DSS custody to the Kuje Correctional Centre.

Justice Binta Nyako turned down Kanu’s request after his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, prayed the court to transfer the pro-Biafra agitator from the DSS custody to Kuje prison.

Justice Nyako, who is the trial judge, consequently adjourned the case to November 10.

This is the second time Kanu’s request has been turned down by the court.

Recall that in July, the IPOB leader had asked to be moved to the prison, alleging that he had been “subjected to mental and psychological torture” by the Department of State Services (DSS), a request which was turned down.

SWITCH NIGERIA recalls also that the IPOB leader was first arrested in 2015 on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms, and improper importation of goods, among others.

After been initially detained and arraigned in court, Kanu fled the country in 2017 after he was granted bail for medical reasons.

The embattled IPOB leader was later sighted in Israel, but he was intercepted on June 27 and repatriated to Nigeria to face the charges for which he was arrested – about four years since he jumped bail.

His repatriation followed an operation conducted by Nigerian security operatives in collaboration with international partners.

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