UPDATE: Court orders Nnamdi Kanu removed from SSS custody

Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday ordered the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to be transferred to Kuje prison in Abuja, pending the determination of the charge against him.

Mr. Kanu is facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony, along with two others, David Nwawusi, and Benjamin Madubugwu.

He was also charged for allegedly maintaining an unlawful organisation, and for illegal possession of firearms.
At the opening of session Wednesday, Mr. Kanu’s counsel, Vincent Obeta, prayed the court to allow his client be taken to Kuje prison for ease of access to him.

The counsel to the federal government, and deputy director of prosecution, Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Mohammed Diri, however asked the court to allow Mr. Kanu’s continued detention by the SSS for ease of delivery to court sittings.

In his ruling, the judge, James Itsoho, agreed with Mr. Obeta, and ordered Mr. Kanu taken to Kuje prison, pending the termination of his bail application on January 25.

Mr. Kanu, who was arrested by the SSS as he returned to Nigeria, has been in detention since October.

Calls for his release led to demonstrations in several south east states.

Mr. Kanu was re-arraigned at the court on December 18, barely 24 hours after the same court, led by Justice Adeniyi Ademola, discharged him unconditionally, of all initial charges levelled against him.

The judge had in that ruling faulted the action of the State Security Service in detaining Mr. Kanu for over two months, without trial.

The judge later stood down from the case after Mr. Kanu passed a vote of no confidence on him.


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  • favourtalk

    He will stay behind bars for years, he thinks we are still in the regime of the past government tat is clueless an confuse to handle the situation of the nation whereby anybody can be threatening the unity of this nation. He will answer for all his crimes

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Bro, unity no be by force…e no dey work like dat.

      If a spouse want’s divorce,the marriage has ended !!

      • Razor

        On point bro!

      • tundemash

        The spouse knows she ought to go to court and not terrorizing those around. There are rules for divorce so also there are rules for self-determination, last I checked soliciting for arms isn’t one of the rules. If in doubt, do same thing the cl0wn did.

        • Otile

          The clown we know is the certificate forger, your god Mohamed Buhari.

          • tundemash

            Wail on !!

        • Jujubeans

          Well said bro! We are still waiting for them to go to the senate and put the case for seccession forward.

    • Otile

      This is not the first time your Fulani masters have illegally held people against their will. They held Obasanjo in captivity until the devil called Abacha home. They held Mashood until they poisoned him to death. The held Oladipo Diya and horse-whipped him till he cried like a baby. You know this to be true.

  • cruxbiggie

    I don’t want the DSS to obey the court order, so that the Biafra cause will keep moving. If they had obeyed the first court order maybe only few might know about the Biafra cause but because of their ignorance Biafra cause has overtaken Nigeria. The more mistakes Nigeria makes the more easily Biafra is restored. IPOB/MASSOB capitalize on Nigeria ignorance! Nigeria single-handedly made the Biafra cause a global affair and made Nnamdi Kanu from a zero to a hero! All hail Biafra.

    • Otile

      Imam Buhari and his yariba minions are fighting desperately to keep the oil east of the Niger. If Biafra were to go they they have lost a chunk of the crude oil, imagine what life will be in Nigeria. As foolish_as they are Imam and his slaves are hastening their own downfall, the crisis will reduce Nigeria to nothing, but the fools_don’t know it.

  • Man_Enough

    Let him go and unite with his sponsor, olisa metuh.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Wishful thinking.

    • Otile

      As long as they don’t poison him as they did to Mashood Abiola.

  • Höly Wähala

    Now at least, he can take a shower and get a shave after 3months in a dingy jail cell…
    And I hope they trial comes up quick and disposed of expeditiously so we can all rest for them…
    He is not smart at all. Igbos are associated with high IQ and our cause cannot be championed by a university drop-out.
    A clown!

    • Damilola

      Bros you think so??? Go read “48 laws of power” Robert Green and you will understand the clown in this game. I’m not exposing him though, cos I’m sure he has more stuff than that. He seems ready for the show

  • Wale

    Next time you see Kanu in court, he would be wearing wrist bracelets (cuffs) and ankle chains (shackles).
    Then, he would be coming from prisons, they might even dressed him up in a jumpsuit.Personally, I’ll pick EFCC dungeon over prison anytime.
    Lice, ticks, Tuberculosis, stale odors, don’t even mention the food.

  • sunday

    Why didn’t General Ihejirika move weapons and Biafra soldiers to the East and declare Biafra Republic? He failed to realize the magnitude of his power? Why didn’t Ebele Azikiwe declare Biafra Republic? They thought they were going to win election again or why?

    • Damilola

      Why didnt Awolowo sand by the tlk as between himself and Ojukwu before the war? My guess is as equal to yours. The Ambition of our “heroes” had remained the Nigeria entity, not love not courage, not confidence in the Nigerian State.