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Court Denies Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Request and Custody Transfer 

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Justice Binta Nyako, presiding over the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday denied Nnamdi Kanu’s request for the restoration of his revoked bail and his removal from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had sought either house arrest or prison custody as an alternative to his current detention.

This is not the first time Kanu has made such a request. Justice Nyako previously dismissed a similar plea due to lack of merit. In her recent ruling, she affirmed that Kanu had indeed jumped bail after it was granted to him and had subsequently escaped from the country. The sureties who had stood for him during the earlier bail application had also applied to be discharged, as they were unable to locate Kanu or determine his whereabouts.

Justice Nyako emphasized that Kanu’s only remaining option was to appeal the decision at the Court of Appeal. She disagreed with Kanu’s lead counsel, who argued that the Supreme Court had ruled in favor of maintaining the earlier bail. However, upon reviewing the Supreme Court’s judgment, Justice Nyako found no support for the lawyer’s claim.

Despite the court’s rulings, Kanu remains adamant, insisting that he will not stand trial before any court in Nigeria. He claims that any attempt to try him would violate Nigeria’s Constitution and international laws.

In summary, Justice Nyako’s recent ruling denies Kanu’s request for bail restoration and custody transfer, leaving the Court of Appeal as his only avenue for further legal recourse. The legal battle continues, with significant implications for both Kanu and the ongoing separatist movement.

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