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Court Remands Nnamdi Kanu in DSS Custody

Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu after his arrest and extradition to Nigeria


The Federal High Court Abuja has remanded Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).


The order for his remand was given by Justice Binta Nyako on Tuesday.


The remand order was sequel to an application by a federal government lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.


Kanu was said to have been intercepted by joint security operatives of the government.


Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who made the disclosure in 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 the 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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