Court orders arrested IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu remanded in DSS custody till July 26

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The federal high court in Abuja has granted an order for the Department of State Services (DSS) to remand Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), till July 26.

The court granted the order on Tuesday morning when Kanu was re-arraigned on charges bordering on alleged treason.

Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, said he is to be remanded in DSS custody pending the continuation of his trial.

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Ruling on the request for his remand in the custody of the DSS, Justice Nyako held that the prosecution should inform Kanu’s lawyers 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 who has been on the run after jumping bail was arrested on Sunday, June 27 and extradited to Nigeria.

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He was granted bail in 2017 but jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government. Apart from jumping bail, the Federal government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence in the SouthEast.

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