Court Rejects Kanu’s Request For Transfer To Correctional Service Kuje, Adjourns Case Until Nov 10


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Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has rejected Nnamdi Kanu’s request to be transferred to Kuje Correctional Center.

The detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, had filed an application before the Court seeking to be transferred from the custody of the Department of State Service, DSS, to the Nigerian Correctional Service Centre in Kuje.

The court has also fixed November 10 for hearing the application of Kanu, challenging the competency of the charge preferred against him by the Federal Government

Justice Binta Nyako, on Thursday, fixed the date after counsel to Kanu, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed that he had a notice of preliminary objection challenging the fresh seven-count charge filed against his client.

Earlier, counsel to the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that an amended seven counts had already been filed and he prayed the court for the charges to be read to Kanu to take his plea.

Following the complaint by the legal team, the judge ordered that three people, of Kanu’s choice, be allowed to visit him every Thursday at the DSS facility.

Although journalists were not allowed into the courtroom by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), Ejiofor briefed the media shortly after the proceedings.

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