Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), has pleaded not guilty to a terrorism and amended seven-count charge filed against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).
During his anticipated court appearance in Abuja on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Nnamdi pleaded not guilty after charges were read to him at a Federal High Court in the capital city.
Also Kanu’s legal team made repeated allegations that he’s being subjected to mental and psychological torture in custody of the DSS, as they appealed that he should be moved to the Kuje Correctional Service Centre.
However, his application to be moved from the custody of the DSS to Kuje Correctional Service Centre was rejected by Justice Binta Nyako who adjourned the case till November 10.
We recall that the Federal Government in June 2021 re-arrested the separatist to face charges bordering on treasonable felony in connection to his agitation for an independent nation of Biafra.
He was immediately remanded to the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) but the secret police failed to produce him in court for his scheduled July 26 hearing, prompting adjournment to October 21.