Legal/Judiciary

Court to DSS: ‘Allow Nnamdi Kanu maximum comfort in detention’

•Practice his faith in detention too

The Department of State Services, DSS, was on Thursday ordered to allow the leader of the proscribed IPOB group, Nnamdi Kanu to have maximum possible comfort while in their custody.

Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria who gave the order also directed the DSS to allow Nnamdi Kanu to have a change of clothes, give him medical attention and allow him to practice his faith.

Justice Nyako brought further hearing of the case forward by a day (January 18, 2022), from the initial date of (January 19) for a hearing of pending applications which includes the jurisdiction of the court and competence of the charge.

The shift in the trial date follows the abridgement of time granted by the Judge after a plea to that effect.

It would be recalled that Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had approached the court with an application seeking an order to accommodate the trial in November and December this year as against the earlier January 19.

But lawyer to the Nigerian government, Shuaib Labaran told the court that a counter affidavit opposing the request by the Federal Government, FG, has been filed and served on Kanu.

However, Justice Nyako interjected and told Kanu’s lawyer that the application for time abridgement cannot be considered because there is no judicial time for such an issue.

As a result of insistence, Justice Nyako agreed to shift other cases slated for January 18 to accommodate the trial which will last till January 19 and 20.

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