…I never jumped bail, Kanu tells Court…
An Abuja Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako has ordered the remand of the leader of the proscribed Indigenious People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in DSS custody.
The remand order was sequel to an application by the Federal government through its lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran.
Ruling on the request for his remand in the custody of the DSS, and Jand for for accelerated hearing, the Judge that the prosecution should inform Kanu’s lawyers of his rearrest and remand in the custody of the DSS.
The judge subsequently adjourned till July 26 for the continuation of the trial.
Kanu who relocated to London when he jumping bail was arrested on Sunday, June 27 and extradited to Nigeria according to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Mallami.
Kanu was granted bail in 2017 but jumped bail and was declared wanted by the government. Apart from jumping bail, the Federal government is also holding Kanu responsible for various acts of violence in the South-East.
During the Court sitting, Kanu sought to be given opportunity to speak which was granted, during which he told the court he never jumped bail.
He stated he ran for his dear life when soldiers invaded his house while he was on bail.