- Nnamdi Kanu called fot the release of a Hausa family that has been incarcerated for five years
- He lashed out at the DSS for keeping the people arrested without trial
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Nnamdi Kanu has lashed out at the Department of State Services (DSS) for holding some Nigerians in detention for five years without trial.
Kanu spoke on Monday, March 20 at his bail hearing at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) has been in detention since 2015 for treason and appeared before Justice Binta Nyako.
Kanu spoke at the end of the trial just outside the court premises lashing out at the DSS for keeping a Hausa family in detention in an act he described as unjust.
He said: “These people; there children are in DSS custody; they’ve been there for five years without trial. That’s what they do in this country. This is very terrible. Over 200 people locked down there without trial and this is not justice in any way or form.
“What makes you human is your ability to reason. Here, people don’t reason. That is why they are detained
“Their children have been there for a very long time. Usman Abubakar is in detention. Mukhtar Umar is in detention, and DSS don’t want to bring them to court.Ibrahim Yahya is there. I was with them. For five years, they are still in detention.”
Watch the video from the trial below:
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court in Abuja fixed April 25 to decide whether or not Kanu, should be released on bail pending his trial.
The trial Justice Binta Nyako equally adjourned to rule on separate bail applications by three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, who are facing trial with Kanu.
Kanu’s lawyer, Mr Ifeanyi Ejiofor, stressed that the court had in a ruling on March 1, struck out six out of eleven count charges FG initially slammed against the defendants. He noted that charges that were struck out by the court bordered on criminal conspiracy and alleged involvement of the defendants in acts of terrorism.