Breaking: Nnamdi Kanu arrested by DSS,appears in court

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu has been rearrested by the DSS who produced him in court on Tuesday 29th,June 2021.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

The remand order was sequel to an application by a federal government lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.

Kanu was said to have been intercepted by joint security operatives of the government.

Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, who made the disclosure in a joint press briefing with the DSS and Police, said Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021.


The operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), on Tuesday, produced the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Mr Kanu, who was brought to the court amidst tight security, arrived at the court at about 1:40pm.

Ruling on the request for remand in the custody of the DSS, Justice Nyako, held that the Prosecution should inform Kanu’s lawyer of his rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.

The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the continuation of the trial.

Kanu was granted bail in 2017 and subsequently jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government.

Apart from jumping his bail, the federal government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence recently in the southeast.

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