Court sends Kanu back to DSS’ custody

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A Federal High Court in Abuja today sent the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Nnamdi Kanu back to the custody of the Department of State Security.

This was after Kanu had pleaded not guilty to charges preferred against him.

His lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor had pleaded with the court to allow Kanu be remanded in prison custody.

Justice Binta Nyako, the presiding judge however declined.

It was the second time Kanu’s request for detention in prison custody was being turned down by the court.

The office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) filed a fresh seven-count charge against Kanu.

The judge also made an order that three people of Kanu’s choice should be allowed to visit him every Thursday in the custody of the DSS.

Kanu is standing trial over charges bordering on treason and terrorism.
On Thursday he was brought into the court premises amidst tight security.

At the court also on Thursday was the founder of the Revolution Now Movement, Omoyele Sowore, who came in Igbo traditional attire apparently in solidarity with Kanu.

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