The Federal High Court Abuja, has denied the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, bail but ordered accelerated hearing of his case, bothering on treasonable felony.


Delivering ruling, Justice Nyako held that the court would only grant an accelerated hearing in the matter and ordered the prosecution to call its first witness.


Counsel for Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, expressed displeasure over the ruling, insisting that the legal representatives cannot go on with the proceedings if not given an opportunity to speak with their client.


Ejimakor added that it has been difficult to have a meeting with Kanu in the custody of the DSS, as their conversations was always monitored and Kanu is still wearing the same outfit which the court ordered to be changed.


He alleged unfair treatment of his client, which he said contravened the Nigerian Constitution, demanding that the judge order a stand down of the case to enable them consult with their client, which the court granted.


Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the Court to transfer him from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody to Kuje prison, claiming risk to his life under the Department of State Services’ custody.


He also accused the DSS of not providing a medical facility to treat him, stating that he has congestive heart failure and a swollen foot.


Kanu, who was brought to the court on Tuesday, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest in June 2021.


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