An Abuja division of the Federal High Court has ordered the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Justice Binta Nyako who presided deplored Kanu’s continued absence.
- She revoked the bail granted him in April 2017.
- The trial would however go ahead in his absence.
Backstory: Kanu is facing charges of
- He went underground in September 2017 following the deployment of troops to the Southeast when his Umuahia country home was allegedly raided by soldiers.
- The pro-Biafra separatist was later seen in Jerusalem on October 19.
Those who stood surety for him, including a sitting senator, Enyinnaya Abaribe, have been in a legal battle to show why they should not produce Kanu or individually forfeit their N100 million bail bond to the Federal government.
- Their trials have however been separated from Kanu’s.
Nnamdi Kanu’s trial has now been adjourned to June 18th.