Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has explained reasons why he had abandoned his trial by the Nigerian Judicial system and escaped out of the country in 2017.
This comes after Nnamdi Kanu, was re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27. He told the Federal High Court in Abuja that he fled Nigeria to save his life.
His appearance before the court came after the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, disclosed to journalists that Kanu was “intercepted” by security agents in a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.
Kanu who was without his lawyer asked for permission of the court to speak shortly after he was docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako
He said he left Nigeria due to the ‘unlawful invasion’ of his house by security agents. According to him, this led to the death of many innocent people.
“My lord, my house was invaded and people were killed. I would have been killed too if I had not hidden myself. That was why I have been unable to attend court.” He said according to reporting by Vanguard.
“I would have been killed the way others were killed when my house was invaded,” Kanu added.
The case has been adjourned till July 26 for continuation of the trial. Also, the court has further directed the Prosecution to notify Kanu’s lawyer, even as it remanded him in custody of the DSS.