A Federal High Court judge has ordered that the custody of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be relinquished by the Department of State Services.
Nnamdi Kanu was arraigned before the court on Wednesday, January 20 on trial for charges bordering on treason and his agitations for the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.
The presiding judge, Justice James Tsoho during the hearing ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be taken to prison instead of being kept in custody of the DSS overruling the request by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Mohammed Diri, for the continued incarceration of Kanu by the DSS.
Kanu has been in the custody of the DSS since October 14, 2015 when he was arrested by agents of the Department.
Kanu’s defence team led by Chuks Mouoma (SAN), had complained that the DSS denied the accused access to his family members and lawyers.
Kanu was arraigned alongside Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.