Federal High Court Orders The Immediate Release of Nnamdi Kanu



Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody
The Abuja Federal High Court has ordered DSS to release the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. 

It is on record that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who also doubles as the supreme leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was in October arrested by the State Security Service (DSS) on the charges of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful organisation.

What sparked off protest at different States and countries where Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are resident was when the DSS refused to release Nnamdi kanu after the magistrate court in Wuse zone 2 Abuja granted him bail.


However, the DSS who insisted that the bail conditions of Nnamdi Kanu was not met proceeded to obtain a higher order from the High Court to detain him for 90 days pending when all allegations of terrorism will be gathered against Kanu.

Seeing that the previous accusations of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an unlawful organisation held no waters, the State Security Service (DSS) yesterday at the magistrate court withdrew the case to enable them arraign Nnamdi Kanu before the High Court today being 17th December, 2015.

The development made the Chief Magistrate to declare that the case has been struck out and the accused discharged and acquitted.

As providence may have it, Nnamdi Kanu who was accused of instigating and sponsoring terrorism was again today granted bail by the High Court who ruled that DSS does not have the right to have detained the Biafran leader for such a long time.


Meanwhile, reports from Nnamdi Kanu’s supporters and family members who were at the Federal Court today said that Nnamdi Kanu did not appear in court today.

It is now audibly visible that the DSS is ready to violate the orders of every strata of the Judicial System.

According to Nnamdi Kanu’s wife, Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, who spoke with IBTimes UK said; "He has been released unconditionally but he was not brought to court. What have they done with my husband? I will wait till he's been seen."

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The ruling came as thousands of Ipob members are holding a two-day demonstration in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial hub. Protesters have been asking for the immediate and unconditional release of Kanu as well as the independence of Biafran territories that used to be part of a separate state before being annexed to Nigeria during the British colonisation.

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