UPDATED: Nnamdi Kanu Appears In Court, Remanded In DSS Custody


    Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, was on Tuesday remanded in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) by Justice Binta Nyako

    The DSS had on Tuesday, brought him before Justice Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, after his arrest and repatriation to the country.

    Mazi Kanu, who was brought to the court amidst tight security, arrived at the court at about 1:40p.m.

    The remand order was sequel to an application by a Federal Government lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.

    Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, a joint press briefing with the DSS and Police, said Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

    However, the briefing was silent on where he was arrested.

    Ruling on the request for remand in the custody of the DSS, Justice Nyako, held that the Prosecution should inform Kanu’s lawyer of his rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.

    The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the 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 recently in the southeast.






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