January 29, 2023

Court refuses Nnamdi Kanu request and adjourns trial till November 10

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused the request of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to be moved from DSS custody to Kuje Correctional Service Centre. This is the second time Kanu’s request has been turned down by the court.

In July, the IPOB leader asked to be moved to the prison, alleging that he had been “subjected to mental and psychological torture” by the Department of State Services (DSS)

During the court session today Thursday, October 21, Kanu pleaded not guilty to an amended seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism preferred against him by the federal government.

His lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor asked the court to transfer him from the custody of the DSS to Kuje prison.

The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, refused the request and adjourned the case till November 10.

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