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Court Rejects Nnamdi Kanu’s Request To Be Moved From DSS Custody To Prison, House Arrest

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The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, dismissed the request of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, for bail or to be moved from the Department of State Security Service custody to a prison or house arrest.

The trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako, said the same request had been brought before her by the defendant and it was dismissed for lack of merit.

While delivering her ruling, Justice Nyako, held that she found as a fact that Kanu jumped the bail when he was earlier granted.

Nyako also held that the sureties who stood for him in the earlier bail had applied to be discharged and had been discharged on the ground that they could not locate Kanu and did not know his whereabouts.

She said that the only option left for Kanu was to go to the Court of Appeal and exercise his right of Appeal.

The Judge disagreed with Kanu’s lead counsel that the Supreme Court held that the earlier bail granted him ought not to have been revoked adding that she had gone through the Supreme Court judgment copy and did not see the claim of the lawyer.

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