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Court Fixes May 20 to Rule on Nnamdi Kanu’s Transfer Application

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has scheduled May 20 as the date for her ruling on an application seeking the transfer of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The decision was made following a hearing where Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, argued for the transfer of his client from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) to a house arrest or a similar location.

Ejimakor stated that Kanu’s continued detention by the DSS would hinder the accelerated hearing ordered by the court. He also cited past instances where former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki and the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, were granted similar accommodations.

However, the prosecution’s counsel, Adegboyega Awolomo, urged the court to reject the application. Justice Nyako has set May 20 as the date for her ruling on the matter.

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