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DSS coy over Kanu’s absence in court

By Nicholas Kalu, Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday did not give clear reasons why leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was not brought to Federal High Court in Abuja to resume his trial.

Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, did not pick calls.

But a WhatsApp message to him to give reasons why the IPOB leader did not turn up in court was replied with “The matter has been adjourned to October.”

He offered no other explanation.

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Kanu’s absence stalled the trial and the judge, Binta Nyako, adjourned the case to October 21 this year.

In court the prosecuting lawyer, M. B Abubakar, reportedly informed the judge that Kanu’s absence might be due to “logistical” issues encountered by the DSS.

However, Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, also reportedly countered the claim of the prosecution, saying the IPOB leader had been moved out of Abuja.

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