Wednesday, 18 November 2015

DSS ordered to produce Nnamdi Kanu next week

A magistrate court in Abuja, Nigerian  capital,  has ordered the Department of State Services, to produce, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu,  the detained leader of the group called Indigenous People of Biafra.

The DSS was expected to produce him today at the continuation of his trial. But he was not brought.

There was yet another hitch: two lawyers  claiming  to be representing Mr. Kanu announced appearance, according to a report by Channels TV

One of the lawyers, Mr. Vincent Obete, told the court that he was briefed by the famly of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him, while the second lawyer, Mr. Gabriel Egbule, said he was personally briefed by Nnamdi Kanu on October 19, when he was arraigned before the court.

Magistrate Shuaibu Usman ordered the DSS to produce him on 23 November, to enable him identify his legal team.

Mr Kanu is accused of  criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society and criminal intimidation contrary to sections 97 and 397 of the penal code.
He was arrested in Lagos on 17 September.

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