The news of the arrests of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the Federal government took over the internet today.
But there have been speculations on how and where the IPOB leader was arrested, following the already known reports that Kanu is a citizen of UK and he may have been extradited for trials.
However, Kanu’s rearrests was announced by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.
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Malami who made the disclosure in a joint press briefing with the DSS and Police, said Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
During the press briefing, Kanu was said to have been intercepted by joint security operatives of the government. However, the AGF was silent on where he was arrested.
Court remands Nnamdi Kanu in DSS Custody
Rearrested yesterday, Sunday, June 27, 2021. Kanu was arraigned today before the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court by presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako who ordered that Kanu should be 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 rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.
The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the continuation of the trial.
Recall that Kanu was granted bail in 2017 and subsequently jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government.
Apart from jumping his bail, the federal government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence recently in the southeast.