IPOB leader Kanu’s trial begins in his absent

Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

The trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, commences in the absent of Kanu who fled the country.

The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, have been served notice for commencement of the trial.

The IPOB leader is facing trial on three count-charges bordering on conspiracy to commit treasonable felony and setting up an illegal broadcast station.

Justice Binta Nyako had in November 2018 ordered the arrest of Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Kanu’s surety, or the forfeiture of the sum of N300million bail bond to the Federal Government, following Kanu’s disappearance.

However, Senator Abaribe through his lawyer, Chukwuma Machukwu-Ume, filed an application challenging the court’s order on the grounds that the invasion of Kanu’s residence by the army in September, 2017 interfered with the bail agreement and led to the IPOB leader’s disappearance.

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