May 20, 2024

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday fixed May 20, to rule on the application seeking to transfer the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Justice Binta Nyako adjourned for ruling after listening to arguments on the application.

Counsel for the defendant, Alloy Ejimakor, had during the proceedings moved the application to prepare him for trial.

He said his continued detention in the Department of State Services custody would mitigate the accelerated hearing ordered by the court.

Ejimakor said, “We seek the transfer of the defendant from the DSS’ detention to a house arrest or other similar places of custody or similar law enforcement agency’s custody.

 

“It is important to do so, my lord. The application did not arrive in a vacuum. We made it orally and were directed to put it into writing. We are offering solutions to assist in accelerating hearings ordered by the court.

 

“It is not strange to have a defendant detained in a house arrest. Sambo Dasuki and El-Zaky Zaky have enjoyed this in the past.”

The counsel for the prosecution, Adegboyega Awolomo (SAN), urged the court to dismiss the application.

 

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