Just-In: Court Remands IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu In DSS Custody

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered that the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu be remanded in the Department of State Services, DSS, custody.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, FCT ordered the remand of Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Tuesday in Abuja.

Nigeria’s Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, disclosed this to journalists.

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu

Malami said that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday.

Malami added that the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.


However, the briefing was silent on where he was arrested.

Ruling on the request for remand in the custody of the DSS, Justice Nyako, held that the Prosecution should inform Kanu’s lawyer of his rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.

The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the continuation of the trial.

Kanu was granted bail in 2017 and subsequently jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government.