Justice Ademola Adeniyi of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday granted an unconditional release to the detained founder of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

 

Besides, the Court also directed the ‎Department of State Service (DSS), to immediately release Kanu.

 

While delivering ruling on the fundamental human rights action instituted by the IPOB boss, Justice Adeniyi insisted that there was no basis for the applicant to remain in custody since there is currently no charge pending against him.

 

The judge also noted that Kanu is entitled to his right to liberty as enshrined in Section 35(1) (4) and (5) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

 

Justice Adeniyi held that, “The continued detention of Kanu after two months without trial, violates Section 158 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act 2015 and Section 35 of the 1999 Constitution.

 

“There is no law permitting the DSS or any other security agency to detain any Nigerian beyond two months without any concrete move to try such person before a competent court.

 

“The available facts before me showed that the DSS was not minded to release Kanu on bail‎.” ‎

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