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Nnamdi Kanu Pleaded Not Guilty But DSS May Not Let Him Out Of Its Custody For Fear He May Jump Bail

The Department of State Services presented the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra group (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu at the Federal High court, Abuja yesterday after the Nigerian government accused him of treasonable felony and terrorism.

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Nnamdi Kanu was accused of attempting to dethrone the Nigerian government, and making inciting statements through his social media handles. Although, he pleaded not guilty to the charges levelled against him and the case was adjourned to November, 10th for another hearing.

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According to research, anyone charged of treasonable felony risked being sentenced to life imprison if found guilty. The charges levelled against Nnamdi Kanu isn't a minor one at all. The Nigerian government believe that Nnamdi Kanu led so many people astray with his statements and never recognised Nigeria as a sovereign state.

Despite being arraigned in court on two serious charges, Nnamdi Kanu appeared unconcerned as he was caught on camera smiling. The Nigerian government regards Nnamdi Kanu's IPOB as a threat to national security and did everything possible to ensure that he was brought back to Nigeria to answer the charges leveled against him.

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The Department of State Services after Nnamdi Kanu's case was adjourned to November 10th, went away with him despite call by his lawyer that he should be allowed to go for medical checkup rather than being detained.

I doubt if the Department of State Services would let Nnamdi Kanu out of its custody. They wouldn't want the same thing that pluck out their eyes to chop off their tooth. The last time Nnamdi Kanu was given an opportunity, he jumped bail; this is perhaps the DSS's fear.

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