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How Nnamdi Kanu's application to be transfered to Kuje Prison was rejected

The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was arraigned on Thursday at the Federal High Court, sitting in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.   Photo credit: PUNCH      

Nnamdi Kanu was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court for the continuation of his trial. 

According to a report by Daily Trust, Nnamdi Kanu's legal team led by Ifeanyi Ejiofor applied that the leader of the proscribed IPOB should be moved from the custody of Department of State Services, DSS, to Kuje prison in Abuja. 

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However, in her ruling, the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako turned down the application that would have allowed Nnamdi Kanu to be transfered from the custody of DSS to Kuje prison. 

After turning down the application seeking to move Nnamdi Kanu to Kuje prison, the leader of the proscribed IPOB was moved back to the custody of DSS pending the continuation of his trial on November 10.

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Before his application was rejected, Nnamdi Kanu also pleaded not guilty to the new charges brought against him by the federal government of Nigeria.

Recall that the Federal government in a seven count amended charge accused Nnamdi Kanu of treasonable felony punishable by law under section 41 (c) of the Nigeria Criminal Code. 

In the amended charge against Nnamdi Kanu, the federal government of Nigeria alleged that the leader of the outlawed IPOB committed an act of terrorism after he issued deadly threats that whoever disobeyed his sit-at-home order should write his or her will.

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Amongst other offences, the federal government argued that as a result of the deadly threats of Nnamdi Kanu, schools, markets, banks among others were shutdown in the Southeast region of Nigeria. 

The federal further also argued that the action of the leader of the proscribed IPOB is an offence against the federal republic of Nigeria and punishable under 1(2) (b) of the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act, 2013.

While Nnamdi KANU pleaded not guilty to the seven count charge against him, he is currently in the custody of DSS after his application to be transfered to Kuje prison was rejected by Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court. 


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