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IPOB: How DSS Blindfolded, Handcuffed And Sneaked Nnamdi Kanu Into Court

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IPOB: How DSS Blindfolded, Handcuffed And Sneaked Nnamdi Kanu Into Court

The rearrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanutowas reportedly sneaked into the Federal High Court, Abuja by heavy security operatives.

According to SaharaReporters, Kanu was blindfolded and sneaked into the courtroom by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in handcuffs while his legs were also chained.

He was hurriedly taken to Court 2 where the presiding judge told the prosecution lawyer, Shuaib Labaran to inform the defence counsel of the new date for the continuation of the trial.

Journalists were prevented from filming Kanu as he was shielded and taken through the back door.

Naija News reports that in a short ruling on Tuesday, the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that Kanu be remanded based on an application that was brought by the Federal Government.

Justice Nyako ordered that Kanu should remain in custody till July 26 pending the resumption of his trial.

The court proceeding took place barely 15 minutes after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), disclosed to journalists that Kanu had been arrested.

During a media briefing on Tuesday, Malami stated that the IPOB leader was arrested based on a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.