This Is How The Trial Of Nnamdi Kanu Went Down Yesterday


After the DSS failed to produce the detained Nnamdi Kanu in court last week which resulted in a court order last Wednesday that the Department of State Services (DSS) should produce him compulsorily on the 23rd November, 2015 for trials, the primary domestic intelligence of Nigeria has requested that the court should put a stop to the trial of the now shabby, untidy, messy, slim and somewhat ill ­groomed looking director.

The request which came in on Monday demanded that a Wuse Zone 2 Senior Magistrates’ Court in Abuja should terminate the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra, charged with criminal conspiracy. The director who is currently standing trial on a three-count charge of criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society, pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him.

The prosecution counsel, Moses Idakwo, told the court at the resumed sitting of the case that after the trail of the accused, the complainant came across some useful facts which moved the matter beyond the jurisdiction of the court.

Based on his statement, the complainant discovered that the accused was engaged in terrorism and has been financing it. On that account, the complainant is, applying to end the case under section 108(1) of administration of criminal justice act 2015. Idakwo revealed also that the DSS had also received an order from the Federal High Court, Abuja, dated Nov 10, to keep the accused in its custody for 90 days.

Taking a stand against this, Kanu’s counsel, Vincent Obetta, asked the court not to bring the case to an end since the prosecution did not present any information from the Attorney-General of the Federation who had the power to officially concur to such. He furthered told the court that the DSS failed to comply with the order the court dished out earlier which granted bail that was perfected but not granted, saying that the accused had been in DSS custody since the agency took him into forcefully.

Following this arguments which the magistrate, Mr Usman Shuaibu, gave ear to, the magistrate adjourned the matter until Dec 1 for ruling.

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