Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Thursday, fiercely rejected a motion by the arrested leader of Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be placed under the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
The court stated it refused the application in the interest of Kanu’s security and due to the sensitive nature of the case
Since June 27, 2021 when the IPOB leader was “intercepted” through the coordinated efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security forces, he has been held under the custody of the DSS.
At Thursday’s court, Kanu pled not guilty to the 7-count count amended charge lodged against him by the Federal Government.
Meanwhile, the court has deferred to November 10, to hear Kanu’s application contesting the competence of the charge.