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Kanu taken to Court by DSS, Remanded in DSS custody until July 26 for resumption of trial

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday ordered that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.

Trial Justice Binta Nyako gave the remand order following an application that brought the Federal Government.

Justice Nyako ordered that Kanu, who was arrested outside the country by the Interpol and brought back to the country on Sunday, should remain in custody till July 26 when his trial will resume.

The court proceeding took place shortly after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), told newsmen that the Kanu had been arrested.

Malami, addressed the press in company of the Inspector-General of Police and spokesman of the DSS, Dr. Peter Afunnaya, kept silence on where Kanu was arrested.

He said Kanu would be tried on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, and unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society.

He alleged that it was his inciting broadcasts that led to loss of lives and destruction of properties in the South-East region of the country.

The IPOB leader was brought to court on Tuesday by heavily armed security operatives from both the DSS and the Nigerian Police Force.

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