Reprieve has finally come the way of director of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu as a Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday ordered his immediate and unconditional release from the detention where he has been kept by the Department of State Services (DSS)
Presiding over a bail application filed by Egechukwu Obetta, Kanu’s counsel, Justice Ademola Adeniyi ordered that the Biafra agitator be released.
Adeniyi’s order came after Obetta challenged the continuous detention of his client by the DSS following an order obtained from the Federal High Court to detain Kanu for 90 days.
But Obetta in his submissions said the DSS had fraudulently approached the court to obtain the order even while the case was before a chief magistrate, Shuaibu Usman of the magistrate court in Abuja.
Obetta asked the court to revoke its order which alleged that Kanu was being investigated for terrorism and terrorism funding by the SSS.
Also speaking on today’s court ruling, Obetta said this order is a victory for justice and democracy.
On Wednesday, December 16, the magistrate court also discharged the case against Kanu after the SSS submitted that the court lacked the jurisdiction to entertain such criminal case.
But Obetta had also said yesterday, December 16 that while the magistrate court had discharged the case, his client still remained in the custody of the SSS.