Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja has granted request by the federal government to detain the self acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indedenous People of Biafra (IPOB)., Nnamdi Kanu in the Department of states services (DSS) facility ahead of the resumption of his trial.
Justice Nyako also granted application for accelerated hearing of Kanu’s trial on July 26 and 27 against the earlier adjourned date of October 20.
Lawyer to the FG, S. M. Labaran, said Kanu was arrested through intelligence and collaborative efforts of security agencies.
Labaran was silent on where and how Kanu was arrested
Following Labaran’s ex-parte application, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that Kanu, who was brought to court in handcuffs and hooded before the court’s sitting, be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Nyako also granted an accelerated hearing by bringing the charge pending against him from the earlier adjourned date of October 20 to July 26 and 27.
At the conclusion of proceedings, the DSS operatives who brought him to court, sneaked him away, using the judge’s access stairs.
Earlier at a press briefing, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday June 27, 2021.
At the joint briefing with heads of DSS and police, Malami said Kanu would be returned to court to continue with his trial.