Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra, has asked Adeniyi Ademola, justice of the federal high court, Abuja, to set aside an ex parte order procured by the Department of State Services (DSS) to keep him in detention, and also grant him bail.
Making his brief, Vincent Obetta, Kanu’s counsel, urged the court to grant him three reliefs. One of the reliefs was that the court admit his client to bail, and that it should strike out the charge of terrorism against him.
This was after a chief magistrate court in Abuja granted him bail. Obetta argued that Kanu had perfected his bail conditions as of October 21 – six days after he was arraigned – but the DSS refused to release him. He, therefore, asked the court to set aside the order granting the DSS permission to keep Kanu in detention for 90 days, and grant him bail.
Obetta also pointed out that the DSS flouted the order of the magistrate court, and “abused court process” by running to the high court to procure an order to keep his client in detention. M. U. Ndakwo, the DSS counsel, was unable to respond to Obetta’s argument as Ademola, the judge, called for an adjournment.
The case was then adjourned to December 14. Kanu was arrested on October 14 in Lagos, and he has been in DSS custody since that time.
He is accused of financing terrorism.