The Department of the State Security (DSS) in court yesterday secured an order of the Federal High Court, Abuja to detain the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu for the next 90 days. Recall that DSS also leveled allegations of acts of terrorism and financing of terrorism on Kanu.
DSS asked the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court to hands off his trial on the grounds that it lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate on terrorism cases. The 90 days extension was granted by the court to enable investigation into allegations of acts of terrorism and financing of terrorism leveled against him by the Federal Government.
When the case was called, counsel to the DSS, Mr. Moses Idakwo drew the attention of Chief Magistrate Shuaib Usman to the Federal High Court order of Justice Adeniyi Ademola granting further detention of Kanu for another 90 days.
However, Counsel to the accused person, Mr. Vincent Egechukwu Obeta objected vehemently to the order of the court and the application that the Magistrate Court steps down from Kanu’s trial.
He insisted that the bail earlier granted the accused person must be first complied with before any application for transfer of the case to a federal high court can be entertained.
Usman has, however, adjourned ruling on whether to step down from the trial or not till December 1.