Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Free Me From DSS Detention - Radio Biafra Director Nnamdi Kanu Begs Abuja Court

 Embattled Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu, has cried out to an Abuja court asking Justice Adeniyi Ademola to grant him bail as he is dying in detention.
Nnamdi Kanu raising his hands in support to his supporters during his last appearance in Abuja Court

At the Federal High Court in Abuja, Director of Radio Biafra, ‎Nnamdi Kanu, has asked Justice Adeniyi Ademola, to set aside an ex-parte order procured by the Department of State Services (DSS) to keep him in detention, and also grant him bail.
Kanu’s counsel, Vincent Obetta, urged the court to grant him three reliefs. One of the reliefs was that the court admit his client to bail, and that ‎it should strike out the charge of terrorism against him.
According to TheCable, the DSS had procured an ex parte order from the federal high court‎ granting it permission to hold the director of Radio Biafra for 90 days. This was ‎after a chief magistrate court in Abuja granted him bail.
Obetta argued that Kanu had perfected his bail conditions as of October 21, six days after he was arraigned,‎ but the DSS refused to release him. He, therefore, asked the court to set aside the order granting the DSS permission to keep Kanu in detention for 90 days, and grant him bail.
The counsel also pointed out that the DSS flouted the order of the magistrate court and 'abused court process' by running to the high court to procure an order to keep his client in detention.
Meanwhile, the DSS counsel, ‎M. U. Ndakwo, was unable to respond to Obetta’s argument as Ademola, the judge, called for an adjournment.
 
The case was then adjourned to December 14.


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