BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu rearraigned, remanded in DSS custody
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Radio Biafra anchorman, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been rearraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja.
ElombahNews earlier reported that the IPOB leader was rearrested in an undisclosed location and extradited to Nigeria.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to be detained until July 26, 2021, for continuation of his trial following an ex-parte application brought by the prosecuting counsel, S. M. Labaran.
Labaran said Kanu was arrested through intelligence and collaborative efforts of security agencies but was silent on where and how he was arrested.
Kanu was brought to court in handcuffs and hooded before the court’s sitting, was remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Nyako granted an accelerated hearing by bringing the charge pending against him from the earlier adjourned date of October 20 to July 26 and 27.
After the proceedings, DSS operatives who brought him to court, sneaked him away, using the judge’s access stairs.
Earlier at a press briefing, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday June 27, 2021.
Malami said Kanu would be returned to court to continue with his trial.
More details will follow…