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Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Plea For Bail, Transfer From DSS Custody



Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Plea For Bail, Transfer From DSS Custody

The Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the application from Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to reinstate his bail and transfer him from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to house arrest or prison. 

Justice Binta Nyako stated that Kanu had previously violated the terms of his bail by fleeing the country, which led to the discharge of his sureties, who could no longer locate him.

The judge pointed out that Kanu’s request lacked merit and advised him to take his case to the Court of Appeal for further action.

Despite arguments from Kanu’s lead counsel, claiming that the Supreme Court had found the revocation of his bail unjust, Justice Nyako clarified that she found no such directive in the Supreme Court’s judgement. 

Kanu, visibly agitated, maintained that any attempt to try him in Nigeria would violate both national and international laws, referencing the Supreme Court’s stance on his forceful rendition from Kenya as illegal.

He accused the Federal Government’s counsel, Asiwaju Solomon Awomolo (SAN), of engaging in illegal prosecution tactics.

In February, News About Nigeria reported that Omoyele Sowore called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, noting that it was time to let reasoning prevail because the continuous detention of Kanu does not make sense.

Speaking in an interview on Arise Television, Sowore said it would be impossible to have peace and progress in the country because there is no justice in Nigeria.

He tasked the Bola Tinubu-led administration to quit fighting the battles that former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration started.

He also asked the government to apologise to the people who were victims of the decisions and policies of the last government.