The Justice of the Federal High Court in Abuja, John Tsoho has on Wednesday, January 20, directed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, be remanded in the custody of the Nigeria Prison Service, Kuje pending his trial for treason.
The order was given after Justice Tsoho listened to Mohammed Diri, counsel to the Department of State Services (DSS), and Chuks Muoma (SAN), counsel to Kanu.
While ordering the remand of the accused in prison, the judge overruled a request by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr. Diri, for an order further remanding the accused persons in the custody of the DSS.
“Having considered all submissions and application before the court and relying on the constitution, an accused person should be remanded in prison custody,” Justice Tsoho said.
Mr Kanu, who was arrested by the DSS since October 2015, was arraigned along with Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi. The accused persons however pleaded not guilty to all the six counts preferred against them.