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JUST IN : Mazi Nnamdi Kanu To Be Remanded In DSS Custody Till July 26


Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Speaks In Court.

....Outcome Of Trial To Determine Stay In DSS Custody, Nyako Reveals.


The federal high court in Abuja has granted a request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to remand Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), till July 26.

The court granted the order on Tuesday morning when Kanu was re-arraigned on charges bothering on alleged treason.

Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, said he is to be remanded in DSS custody pending the determination of his trial.

According to TheCable, Nnamdi Kanu appeared in court without his lawyer or any member of his defense team.

I might have been killed if I did not leave Nigeria, Nnamdi Kanu tells court

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says he might have been killed if he did not leave Nigeria.

When he was brought to court on Tuesday, the IPOB leader said he had to leave after soldiers raided his residence in Abia state.

Kanu was facing trial for alleged treason before he jumped bail and fled the country in December 2017.

He left the court during a military operation in which soldiers clamped down on his supporters in Abia and reportedly killed some of them.

They had also besieged his residence but he eventually escaped, first to Ghana, before returning to the UK where he is based.

TheCable had reported how the IPOB leader was extradited to Nigeria after his arrest and brought to the federal high court in Abuja, where Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, granted an order for his remand.

Shortly after the ruling that he should remain in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Kanu, who was without his lawyer, indicated interest to speak.

He then told the judge that the invasion of his residence forced him to flee the country.

He cited the invasion as the reason for his prolonged absence in court — despite an arrest warrant issued against him.

Nyako, the judge, then told him he should not have jumped his bail, and asked him to consult with his lawyers as the matter has been addressed.

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