Court Fixes May 20 for Ruling on Transfer Application of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu

The Federal High Court Abuja, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako, has deferred its decision on the application seeking the transfer of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), to May 20.
The court’s decision to adjourn for ruling followed a session where arguments were presented on the transfer application.
During the proceedings, Aloy Ejimakor, counsel for the defendant, moved the application, emphasizing the necessity of preparing Kanu for trial.
Ejimakor highlighted concerns over Kanu’s prolonged detention by the Department of State Services (DSS), stating that it could impede the court’s directive for an accelerated hearing.
Ejimakor advocated for Kanu’s transfer from DSS custody to house arrest or alternative law enforcement agency custody, citing precedents such as the cases of former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki and Islamic Movement in Nigeria leader Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky.
In contrast, Adegboyega Awolomo, representing the prosecution, urged the court to dismiss the transfer application.
Justice Nyako, after considering arguments from both sides, opted to defer the ruling on the matter until May 20.
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