Court remands Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, adjourns trial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has again turned down 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.

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

Again at the court session on 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.

Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lead counsel, asked the court to transfer him from the custody of the DSS to Kuje prison but the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, refused the application and adjourned the case till November 10.



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