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How Kanu Almost Escaped Arrest - DSS


The Department of State Services for the first time since the incarceration of the leader of a group, Indigenous People of Biafra and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has given minute details on the arrest.
The DSS explained that if not for the expertise of its men, Kanu could have slipped away from the watchful eyes of the service that had been on his trail.
It disclosed that Kanu allegedly lodged into a Lagos hotel using fictional name in order to evade arrest.
The Nigerian secret police stated further how arms and ammunitions were recovered from the home of one of Kanu’s close associates – Benjamin Madubugwu  – at Ubulusiuzor town, in Ihiala local government area Anambra state.
This fresh information is contained in court documents filed along a fresh six-count charge filed against Kanu, Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, The Nation reports.
According to the DSS operative that led the team that arrested Kanu, Temisan John, noted that accused person was arrested on October 14, at the Golden Tulip Essential Lagos Airport Hotel in Lagos.
He disclosed that Kanu was nabbed in a company of a lady.
On arrival at the hotel, the staff denied having Kanu in the hotel or having any knowledge of him even when shown his photograph. The hotel’s guest manifests for about five days were also printed and the name was not found on any.
“However, relying on accurate intelligence, the team decided to conduct a physical search on all the hotel rooms, leading to the arrest of Kanu in Room 303, where he was caught hibernating with a young girl named Maryam Ibezimakor, with all his broadcasting and communication gadgets set for use.
“It was then discovered that Kanu checked in under the name Nwanekaenyi Ezebuiro. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the command headquarters,” John narrated.
Another team of the DSS that searched  the home of Madubugwu disclosed that two pump action guns with loaded ammunition were recovered at the home located at Ubulusiuzor, Ihiala local government, of Anambra state.
The lead, Mohammed Ahmed said: “one Emerald Pump Action gun, serial number: TS870-113-0046″ and “one Delta Magnum Pump Action gun s/no: 501.”
The three persons of interest were supposed to be arraigned on December 23 but the court proceeding was stalled when Kanu alleged that he does not have confident with the presiding judge, Justice Amhed Mohammed to grant him fair trial which prompted the judge to withdraw from the case.
However, the case file has been sent to the chief judge for reassignment to another judge.