A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has turned the request of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to be moved from DSS custody to Kuje Correctional Service Centre. This is the second time Kanu’s request has been turned down by the court.
In July, Nnamdi Kanu asked to be moved to the prison, alleging that he had been “subjected to mental and psychological torture” by the Department of State Services (DSS).
At the court session on today he pleaded not guilty to an amended seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism preferred against him by the federal government.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lead counsel, asked the court to transfer him from the custody of the DSS to Kuje prison.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, refused the application and adjourned the case till November 10.