Monday, 14 December 2015

DSS says Nnamdi Kanu funding terrorism as court adjourns until Thursday

The Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed Thursday to decide whether or not to admit the Radio Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, on bail.
Justice Adeniyi Ademola on Monday fixed the date after taking arguments from both parties involved in the bail application.
Kanu has been in detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) since October.
Tribune reports that Counsel to the DSS, Mr Moses Idakwo, while objecting to Kanu’s bail application, asked the court not to admit the suspect on bail because he was allegedly involved in terrorism acts.
The DSS counsel told Justice Ademola that the Federal Government was in possession of bank accounts of the accused person for dollars and pound sterling from where he had allegedly been financing terrorism acts against the country.

Tthe counsel also submitted that Kanu has dual citizenship of Britain and Nigeria and he could flee and escape justice if allowed to go on bail.
Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu dismissed the claims of the DSS on the grounds that they were speculative and not supported with any documents to buttress their claim.
Kanu’s lawyer had earlier asked the court to set aside an order it earlier granted to DSS operatives to detain him for 90 days on alleged investigation of terrorism against him by the Federal Government.
Kanu also asked the court to strike out a criminal charge with reference no FHC/ABJ/CS/873/2015 brought against him by the SSS.
In a motion on notice argued before Justice Adeniyi Ademola, Kanu applied for an order of the court admitting him to bail and also directing the DSS to obey an order of the Chief Magistrates’ Court which had earlier granted him bail in the motion argued by his counsel, Mr. Egechukwu Obetta.

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