By our reporter| The federal high court in Abuja has granted a request by the Department of State Services (DSS) to remand Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), till July 26.
The court granted the order on Tuesday morning when Kanu was re-arraigned on charges bothering on alleged treason.
Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, said he is to be remanded in DSS custody pending the determination of his trial.
Kanu appeared in court without his lawyer or any member of his defense team.
The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had at a briefing said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has been arrested.
According to Mr. Malami, Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the Federal Government’s application to detain the IPOB leader in a DSS facility ahead of the continuation of his trial.
Kanu has repeatedly called for the breakaway of a significant chunk of southern Nigeria to form the Republic of Biafra.
He is expected to face charges of treason in court.
The IPOB leader fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State.
Details to follow…