FG arrests, arraigns IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu; court remands him in DSS custody

The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has revealed that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has been arrested.

According to report, Malami stated that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday.

The AGF noted that the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.

Malami further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for a continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms, and management of an unlawful society.

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According to an updated report by Vanguard, the Federal High Court in Abuja has remanded him (Kanu) in the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS.

Trial Justice Binta Nyako gave the remand based on an application that was brought by the Federal Government.

Justice Nyako ordered that Kanu who was arrested outside the country by 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 barely 15 minutes after his arrest was disclosed.


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