- Following his arrest and extradition, the federal government has swiftly arraigned Nnamdi Kanu before the Federal High Court in Abuja
- In a brief proceeding, the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that Kanu be remanded in DSS custody following an ex-parte application sought by the FG's counsel
- The judge also fixed July 26 and 27 for the accelerated hearing of the charges pending against the IPOB leader
The Nation reported that the counsel to the federal government, S. M. Labaran, told the court that Kanu was arrested through intelligence and collaborative efforts of security agencies.
Legit.ng gathers that Labaran was, however, silent on where and how Kanu was arrested.
Court orders Kanu's remand
Following Labaran’s ex-parte application, Justice Binta Nyako ordered that Kanu, who was brought to court in handcuffs and hooded before the court’s sitting, be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Justice Nyako also granted an accelerated hearing by bringing the charge pending against him from the earlier adjourned date of October 20 to July 26 and 27, Channels TV also reported.
At the conclusion of proceedings, the DSS operatives who brought him to court, sneaked him away, using the judge’s access stairs.
AGF Malami announces Kanu's arrest
Earlier at a press briefing, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27.
At the joint briefing with heads of DSS and police, Malami said Kanu would be returned to court to continue with his trial.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the Federal High Court in Abuja in response to years of the campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
Nnamdi Kanu's arrest: Nigerians react
Meanwhile, Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions to Kanu's arrest. In his comment, a Facebook user, Real Bobby, asked the federal government to thread with caution in handling Nnamdi Kanu's case to prevent ethnic conflicts in Nigeria.
In his opinion, he noted that Kanu did nothing to warrant his extradition and eventual arrest by the security personnel.
Another Facebook user, Ngozi Busari, urged the federal government to address hunger in the country and make life bearable for the people.