June 29, (THEWILL) – Following his extradition to and arrest in Nigeria, the fugitive leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been ordered remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The remand order was sequel to an application by A Federal Government lawyer, Shuaibu labaran.
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 re-arrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.
The Judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for a continuation of trial.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had on Tuesday disclosed during a joint Press Conference with the DSS and Nigeria Police, that Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
However, the briefing was silent on where he was arrested.
THEWILL authoritatively reports that Kanu was arrested in Ethiopia and extradited to Nigeria over the weekend.
In an exclusive cover of May 9, 2021, THEWILL Newspapers had reported how the Nigerian government formally requested the arrest of Kanu.
In the first week of June, Malami, according our authoritative sources, had written a letter, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to the Government of Ethiopia seeking its cooperation to help track down Kanu in the country.
Nigeria had contacted INTERPOL for the arrest and extradition of Kanu to Nigeria to face his charges.
The government informed the Ethiopian Government that Kanu was on its soil and requested its cooperation with the INTEPOL.
Kanu was thereafter intercepted in Ethiopia by joint security operatives of the government and INTEPOL and extradited to Nigeria over the weekend.
Kanu was granted bail in 2017 and subsequently jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government.
Apart from pushing for penalties for the offence of jumping bail, the Federal Government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence recently in the South-East.