Court remands Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody and adjourns trial till November 10
A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected the demand for the transfer of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), from DSS custody to Kuje Correctional Service Centre. This is the second time such a request has been rejected.
Recall that in July, Kanu 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).
However, at the court 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 identified as Ifeanyi Ejiofor asked the court to move him to Kuje prison from the custody of the DSS.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, rejected the application and adjourned the case till November 10.