– The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will remain in the DSS custody till November 10.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected his request for the second time to be moved from DSS custody to Kuje Correctional Service Centre.
In July, the IPOB leader asked to be moved to the prison, alleging that he had been “subjected to mental and psychological torture” by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Nnamdi Kanu had pleaded not guilty at the court session on Thursday, October 21, to an amended seven-count charge bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism preferred against him by the federal government.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his lead counsel, asked the court to transfer him from the custody of the DSS to Kuje prison.
The presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, refused the application and adjourned the case till November 10.