Court orders Kanu to be taken to prison

Court orders Kanu to be taken to prison
January 20 17:57 2016

A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered that leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu be kept in prison.
Kanu was arraigned before the court on Wednesday on trial for charges bordering on treason.

Kanu was supposed to appear before the Federal High Court Abuja, on Monday, but the case was adjourned due to the absence of the judge.,

The presiding judge, Justice James Tsoho ordered that Nnamdi Kanu be taken to prison instead of being kept in custody of the Department of State Services (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.