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Kanu appears in court, sent to Kuje prison

20 January 2016, 12:56

Abuja - Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu,was on Wednesday arraigned before a Federal High Court on treason charges and other offences bordering on his agitation for the secession of Biafra from Nigeria, reports Daily Post

Kanu is facing a six count criminal charge of treason, importation of illegal goods and possession of fire arms.

Also read: Judge’s absence stalls Kanu's trial

Kanu was arraigned alongside Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi before Justice James Tsoho.

Justice Tsoho during the hearing of the case on Wednesday ordered that Kanu be remanded in prison.

The decision of the court came following Kanu’s prayer to the court that he should be remanded in the prison so that his family could have access to him.

Kanu had through his lawyer, Chuks Muoma (SAN) pleaded with the judge to allow him to be taken to prison instead of being kept in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Muoma noted that the DSS had denied Kanu access to his family members and lawyers.

Mohammed Diri, counsel to the DSS prayed the court to keep Kanu in the custody of the DSS for security reasons.

After listening to the both of them, Tsoho gave the order that Kanu be remanded in Kuje prison pending his trial for treason

- News 24


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