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Biafra: Court Orders Kanu To Be Remanded In Prison

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Director of Radio Biafra and Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to be remanded in prison.

Kanu who was arrested mid-October, 2015 in Lagos has since been in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS) and this has occasioned persistent uproar between the security outfit and Counsels to the accused.

The Radio Biafra Director was arrested on the accusation that he was running an illegal radio station as well as plotting secession of the South Eastern zone from Nigeria.

While ruling Wednesday on the accused team of Lawyers led by Mr. Chuks Mouoma (SAN), on opposition to his incarceration by the DSS, Justice James Tsoho turned down the request by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Mohammed Diri, for Kanu to remain in the DSS custody.

Two other suspects including Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who were equally alleged to have committed treason felony were also ordered to be remanded in prison.

Kanu and other accused have pleaded not guilty to the six count charge preferred against them by the DSS.

It would be recalled President Muhammadu Buhari responded Wednesday 30, 2015 during his maiden Presidential Media chat, confessed that the alleged offences against Kanu were against the State and threat to the security of the country, hence submitted why making him to regain his freedom difficult.


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