- …an FCT Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako had ordered that Kanu be detained in DSS custody pending the resumption of his trial on July 26.
The embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has filed a case against the Federal Government over alleged maltreatment in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
In a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja, through his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Nnamdi Kanu prayed the court to order his transfer from custody of the DSS to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja.
EKO HOT BLOG had reported that following the rearrest and repatriation of the IPOB leader by the Nigerian Government, an FCT Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako had ordered that Kanu be detained in DSS custody pending the resumption of his trial on July 26.
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Ejiofor, who was recently permitted to visit his client, said Nnamdi Kanu is currently facing health challenges threatening his life.
“That it will serve the interest of Justice and enhance fair hearing for this Honourable Court to transfer the Applicant from the State Security Service to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje, Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court.
“That the Defendant undertakes to bear any cost incidental to getting the medical experts to attend to his ill health while in custody. The defendant can only be alive to stand his trial, which cannot be guaranteed because of his rapidly deteriorating health situation,” he told the court.
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