Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been extradited back to Nigeria, and was arrested on Sunday 27 June 2021.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justine, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), announced this at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, June 29.
The IPOB leader appeared before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Kanu, who was brought to the court amidst tight security, arrived at the court at about 1:40 pm.
Kanu is facing a sleuth of charges, most of which are connected to his call for the independence of the southeastern region of Nigeria.
He was first arrested in October 2015 by the Nigerian government and was granted bail in April 2017.
Before he jumped bail in 2017, Kanu was facing 11 charges including terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods. parrotreporters.com
After fleeing Nigeria, In Kanu’s absence, IPOB had also formed the Eastern Security Network but the security outfit has no backing of the governors of the South-East. It has, therefore, been at loggerheads with state-authorised security agencies like the police and the army.
The police have also accused IPOB’s ESN operatives of being the masterminds of attacks on police stations, prisons and symbols of democracy in the zone but Kanu had denied the allegations.