Nnamdi Kanu Moved Back to DSS Custody as Court Rejects Lawyer’s Crucial Application – GCFRNG
Efforts by Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyers to get out of DSS custody in court on Thursday, October 1 failed. The attorneys had asked the court to transfer the IPOB leader from DSS custody to Kuje Prison after he pleaded not guilty to the charges read. However, the presiding judge rejected the request and postponed the matter until Wednesday, November 10.
FCT, Abuja – Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the illegal Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been returned to the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS). The IPOB leader was indicted before the Federal High Court in Abuja on one count of seven counts, on Thursday, October 21. The court rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s request to transfer the IPOB leader from DSS custody to Kuje prison. Kanu has pleaded not guilty to charges bordering the crime of treason and terrorism.
The legal team of IPOB leader led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor contested his arrest and asked that he be transferred from DSS custody to Kuje prison in Abuja, the Daily Trust reported.
However, Judge Binta Nyako rejected the request. She then deferred the matter until Wednesday, November 10, after which the IPOB leader was removed from court in a convoy of a white Hilux van.
Thugs storm Nnamdi Kanu’s trial beat up Sowore Before the start of Kanu’s trial in the Federal High Court, there was chaos at the scene after the activities of some thugs. The chaos started when Sahara Reporters editor Omoyele Sowore tried to gain access to the courtroom where the trial was to be held.
Guilty or not? Nnamdi Kanu reacts to the 7 counts of terrorism when the IPOB leader appears in court. While Sowore was arguing with security officers at the entrance, he was attacked by at least 20 thugs who treated him rudely and left the scene.
Ifeanyi Ubah asks the court to grant him permission to visit Kanu In another related development, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has requested an order from a Federal High Court in Abuja to grant him access to visit Kanu at DSS headquarters.
Speaking to reporters in front of the court after submitting the request, Ubah said that he took the step to find a solution to the security crisis in the southeastern region. Ubah, 50, is the Young Progressive Party (YPP) candidate in the upcoming Anambra governor election.