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Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu sent back to DSS custody, trial adjourned until November 10

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has lost his bid to be transferred to the Kuje Correctional Centre on Thursday.

Kanu’s request to be moved from the Department of State Service (DSS) facility was rejected by Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court.

His counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, prayed the court to transfer the pro-Biafra agitator from the DSS custody to Kuje prison.

But the trial judge, Justice Nyako, rejected Ejiofor’s application.

Justice Nyako, consequently adjourned the matter till November 10.

This is the second time Kanu’s request has been turned down by the court.

The IPOB leader had pleaded not guilty to the amended charges against him by the Federal Government.

He was today arraigned at the Federal High Court in Abuja over charges of treasonable felony and terrorism which the Federal Government amended last week to amount to a seven-count charge.

Shortly after pleading not guilty today, the judge ordered that he remains in the custody of the Department of State Services after failing to grant his request to be transferred to a correctional centre.

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