Two Weeks After Illegal Arrest, Lawless Department Of State Services Detains 12 South-Easterners Travelling For Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

The 12 South-Easterners who have been arrested by officers of the Department of State Services (DSS), whereas travelling from Ebonyi State for the trial of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abuja, are nonetheless in detention.

It is 2 weeks after their unlawful arrest on June 26 by DSS officers at Lokoja, Kogi State. 

Two Weeks After Illegal Arrest, Lawless Department Of State Services Detains 12 South-Easterners Travelling For Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial 2

The victims: Wisdom Ezike, Kenneth Ojima, Chinedu Nwoba, Igwe Sampson, David Ogbonnaya, Aja Joseph, Barrister Awoke, Chinoso Oyibe, Eze Joseph, Okezie Fortune, and two drivers have been held incommunicado by the DSS operatives for the reason that mentioned date.

Calls to their cellular phone strains have constantly indicated that the strains are unreachable, so the current situation of the younger males is unknown.

”They dedicated no offence. They have been heading to Abuja to attend Nnamdi Kanu’s trial. They have been arrested and illegally detained in Lokoja,” a supply said. 

DSS operatives violently dispersed individuals who had come to indicate solidarity with Kanu throughout his trial on the Federal High Court, Abuja.

This was after solely 10 media homes have been accredited to cowl the proceedings.

The secret police additionally arrested and later launched human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, amongst different Nigerians, together with journalists on the venue.

The DSS, nonetheless, failed to supply Kanu in court docket and Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the trial to October 21.

When the matter was referred to as up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, had knowledgeable the court docket that the matter was slated for listening to and that they have been able to proceed.

But Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, knowledgeable the court docket that there was a pending utility earlier than the court docket to switch Kanu from the custody of the DSS to a correctional centre.

Justice Nyako said that the trial couldn’t proceed within the absence of the IPOB chief since he was not current in court docket.

The court docket adjourned to October 21, 2021, for a continuation of the listening to.

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Two Weeks After Illegal Arrest, Lawless Department Of State Services Detains 12 South-Easterners Travelling For Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

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