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DSS Deliberately Stalling Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

by on October 26, 2015
 
Lawyer to the Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) and the detained Radio Biafra Director, Mr, Nnamdi Kanu, Mr/Vincent Egechukwu Obetta, has accused the Department of State Security (DSS) of deliberately holding his client in its cell.
He said that after meeting the bail conditions, the DSS had refused to release Kanu, thereby breaching his fundamental human rights.
Obetta said his allegations arose against the background that an Abuja Magistrate Court at Wuse Zone 2, presided over by Magistrate Ahmed Usman Shuiabu, granted his client bail and the conditions were met.
He expressed dismay that instead of releasing Kanu, the DSS were hinging its action on the verification of the property presented for the bail.
Obetta said that Kanu was arraigned in court on Wednesday, October 14 and granted bail.
Subsequently, he travelled to Abuja where they met all the bail conditions but as at Friday, all efforts to let Kanu off the hook of DSS custody proved abortive.
According to him, the DSS said that they were still verifying the documents of the landed property submitted as one of the conditions for his bail.
The lawyer argued that it was an aberration and an indictment on the democratic process for the DSS to still keep his client in its custody and not the prison as the law demands, stressing that it was an infringement on Kanu’s fundamental human rights.
He said: “It is a thing of concern that our client’s fundamental human rights are being violated despite a substituting court ruling that he is entitled to bail. The case of Nnamdi Kanu is a test case of the ongoing ‘change mantra ‘of this administration.
“To me, it appears that the authorities have found him guilty even before trial despite the copious position of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, which presumes an innocent until contrarily proved,” he said.
He disclosed that the DSS charge against the Radio Biafra chief at the magistrate court were “criminal conspiracy, managing and belonging to an unlawful society, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and criminal intimidation contrary to sections 97,97b and 397 of the Penal Code.”
Obetta said that Magistrate Mohammed was convinced beyond reasonable doubts that they were bailable offences.
According to Obetta, the bail conditions which are N2 million with one surety who must be a civil servant on Grade Level 16 and above, who must be residing in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja and must own a landed property in the FCT, of which the Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) must be deposited in court, have all been met.
However, the requirement that the authenticity of all the documents must be verified by the prosecution is what has delayed his release. He argued that offences for which Kanu was charged fell within the category of ‘simple offences’ and as such he shouldn’t be subjected to an endless incarceration”.
Source : AuthorityNGR
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  • Marcel Onukwube
    October 26, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Buhari and his group have taken the law into their hand by neglecting the court order to release the Biafra Leader that they have kidnapped. I thought they said that no one is above the law? Why Buhari is now above the law?

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  • October 27, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Comment…Buhari Is Chewing What He Cannot Swallow.

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  • Abu chi
    October 28, 2015 at 12:35 am

    What do you expect. At the zoo/Nigeria what is sauce for the ‘Yan iko’ self-acclaimed born-to-rule North is designed to be poison for ‘Yan talaka’ downtrodden/wretched of the earth South. Little wonder why the lazy illiterate has lorded it over the elite South for nearly half a decade post independence. This is as disgusting as it is unfortunate.

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  • October 28, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    No matter what the zoo are planning. Biafra must stand

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  • Chukwuemeka
    October 28, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Comment…they want to see us, they will see us.

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  • NwaBiafra
    October 28, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    What do you expect from corrupt entity do they have law? The Arrested him and denied it but after the agreed they said they are not against Biafrans in anambra when even videos evidence are there the denied killing IPOB but the drunkard Governor #WillieMObiano and hossa kama said that the banned indigenous people ask me who owns the state when the Indigenous People has no right to air there minds towards the fraudsters called Nigeria FREE #BIAFRA #freeNnamdikanu1

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  • Tony
    October 29, 2015 at 1:14 am

    How many times were Buhari been verified before he ascended to office?

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  • Madu
    November 2, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Comment…nigeria army kidnapped my two brothers past three days now no where to be found, free biafran now .

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  • Madu
    November 2, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Comment…# free all biafran now.

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  • chuks
    November 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Buhari let Nnamdi kanu go!

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  • James lwe
    November 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    the zoo (Buhari) for your mind you think you are wise or smart but am sorry for you bcoz if anything happen to our leader your children is a history to remember… WillieMObiano we assured you one thing …you will pay with your blood mark it somewhere okay..?

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  • Darlington
    November 18, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    What do you expect from an illiterate, a lier,corrupt man who forged his certificate? A man who committed treason in 31 Dec. 1983. A man full of bribery to cover BIAFRA case without knowing that he can not bribe God,What do you expect from a man who thinks he is stronger than all men without knowing that he is a cockroach before the almighty God. That is why every steps he takes to close BIAFRAN case makes an impact to the restoration of BIAFRA because he did not go to school. Shame on him.

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  • D.O.N.E
    November 25, 2015 at 8:13 am

    No Biafra, No peace. Buhari can kill agitators but cannot kill the message, Biafra is a course whose time has come, there is nothing anybody can do about it. Buhari and all ur nigeria executives should get it straight…Nigeria has expired and Biafra must be free…or Nigeria will burn.

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  • chukwuemeka sunday
    December 20, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Comment…oh god of creation your people has being dinied of there right of freedom by the zoo called nigeria goverment, oh god of biafrans we’re calling on ur name to help ur people to fight the zoo govt and there corrupt army and leaders. crush dose who want the down foil of ur people amen, oh hail biafra oh hail freedom, paece for biafra katakata for the zoo govt

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