Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, following his rearrest has explained to the court why he abandoned his trial by the Nigerian Judicial system and escaped out of the country in 2017, saying that his house was invaded and people were killed so he fled to avoid being killed.
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 following a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.
Shortly after he was docked before trial Justice Binta Nyako by the Federal Government, Kanu asked for permission of the court to speak even though he was without his lawyer.
“My lord, my house was invaded and people were killed. I would have been killed too if I had not hid myself. That was why I have been unable to attend court.”.
“I would have been killed the way others were killed when my house was invaded,”
The case however, has been adjourned to July 26th