Biafra: Court Orders Kanu’s Release

Barely 24 hours after charge
against him was struck out, the Federal High Court in Abuja, today, ordered the
Department of State Service, DSS, to forthwith, release ‎the detained ‎leader
of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.‎
Ruling on the fundamental right
enforcement suit Kanu lodged before the high court, Justice Ademola Adeniyi,
said there was no basis for the applicant to remain in custody since there is
currently no charge pending against him.
The court stressed that Kanu is
entitled to his right to liberty as enshrined in section 35(1) (4) and (5) of
the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

According to the court, the
continued detention of Kanu after two months without trial, violates Section
158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and Section 35 of the
1999 Constitution.

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