The Federal High Court in Abuja has denied Nnamdi Kanu’s request to be transferred from DSS custody to the Kuje Correctional Service Centre, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu’s request has been denied for the second time by the court.
In July, the IPOB leader requested to be transferred to the prison, claiming that the Department of State Services had subjected him to “mental and psychological abuse” (DSS).
Kanu pleaded not guilty in court on Thursday, October 21, to an amended seven-count accusation bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism filed by the federal government against him.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his main counsel, requested that he be transferred from DSS custody to Kuje jail.
The application was denied by the presiding court, Justice Binta Nyako, who adjourned the matter until November 10.
Following his arraignment before a federal high court in Abuja, Kanu pled not guilty.
Remember that the federal government just revised the allegations against him, increasing them to seven counts from the five he was previously facing, touching on treasonable felony and terrorism.