Thursday, 21 January 2016

BIAFRA: Court Remands Nnamdi Kanu In Prison

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday ordered that the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, be remanded in Kuje prison pending his trial for treason.

The presiding judge, Justice John Tsoho, gave the order after listening to applications filed by counsel to the Department of State Services (DSS) and Kanu on the matter.

Kanu’s counsel, Chuks  Muoma (SAN), had argued that the accused person be remanded in prison custody away from the DSS cell.

He said his client had been kept incommunicado for the three months he stayed in the DSS custody.

He asked the court to send the accused person to prison so that his family could have access to him.

The DSS counsel, Mohammed Diri, however, prayed the court to keep Kanu in the agency custody for security reasons.

The judge later ruled that the defendant be kept in Kuje prison.

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