IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu explains why he escaped

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu explains why he escaped and left the country to the UK despite the criminal charges of terrorism levelled against him by the Federal Government.

The leader of the popular Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Tuesday the 29th of June, 2021, opened up before a Federal High Court in Abuja to explain why he escaped out of the country in spite of the criminal charges of terrorism and treasonable felony he is being accused of by the Federal Government.

The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) had earlier in the day announced that Nnamdi Kanu has be re-arrested by security operatives.

The SAN who made the disclosure in a joint press briefing with heads of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police, said the accused will be taken to court to continue with his trail.

The self-acclaimed IPOB leader was rearrested on Sunday, June 27, 2021.

Upon his appearance in court for continuation of trial shortly after the AGF’s briefing, Kanu requested for the permission of Justice Binta Nyako to address the court.

When he was granted permission, Kanu told the court in the presence of heavily armed security operatives that his house was invaded by security men and his life was seriously threatened.

Furthermore, the self-acclaimed Biafran leader, stated that he would have been killed alongside some others on the day of the invasion if not for the fact that he acted wisely by escaping out of the country.

Kanu’s response was triggered by the information from the Federal Government through its counsel, Shuaib Labaran that Kanu ran out of the country thereby avoiding the bail granted him by the court to escape trial.

Thereafter,  Laraban appealed to the court for an order to keep Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Service (DSS).

The Federal Government counsel told the court that the request became imperative because lawyers to Kanu were yet to be on the same side of his rearrest.

Justice Nyako granted the request thereafter and ordered that Kanu remains in the custody of the DSS till July 26th, 2021, for the continuation of his trial.

Although the continuation of the trial of the IPOB leader was set earlier for October 20, 2021, it was however brought downward to July 26, 2021, to enable his lawyers appear for his defence.

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