The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that Mazi Nnamdi kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).
The order was given by Justice Binta Nyako as he granted prosecution’s application to remand Kanu made by S. M Labaran.
Kanu however, did not appear with legal representation. His case was adjourned until 26 and 27 July, as the court ordered accelerated hearing.
The prosecution was instructed to inform Kanu’s lawyer of the court proceeding.
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had earlier announced that Kanu was re-arrested and extradited to Nigeria.
Kanu’s lawyer Barr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor in a statement issued on his Facebook account on Tuesday confirmed the development. He said that ”[Nnamdi Kanu] was brought before the Federal High Court No 2 Abuja today on an Eleven count charge, though without our knowledge.”
Ejiofor said, “We insist that he must be given a fair hearing/trial which is his constitutionally protected right. His safety as also guaranteed under our law throughout the trial and afterwards, should be enforced.”
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