Biafra: Why I Won't Return To Court For Trial - Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Photo credit: Facebook.

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, says he will not return to the federal high court in Abuja where he was standing trial before he left the country because he does not recognise it.

Concise News reports that the Pro-Biafra activist, who was last seen in September 2017 when military men invaded his residence in Afaraukwu in Abia State, Southeast Nigeria, was seen praying in Jerusalem on Friday.

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The IPOB leader, who is on trial over treasonable felony, was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyako in April 2017 after spending 18 months in detention.

Kanu had flouted all the terms of the bail before the military invasion of his community on September 14, 2017.

The trial of the Pro-Biafra activist was discontinued due to his disappearance in September last year.

Nigerian military had said through its Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen John Agim that the “court will now know the true situation of things” in response to the sudden reappearance of the separatist leader.

“We are having multiple operations. The court will now know the true situation of things. We said at that time that Kanu ran away, but people said the military kept him in custody. It was propaganda,” Agim had said.

Reacting in a broadcast via Radio Biafra, Kanu boasted that the Nigerian court lacks the capacity to try him.

The IPOB leader said Justice Nyako who has asked his sureties to produce him should have asked the Nigerian army why they invaded his residence.

His words: “The notion that I jumped bail is a fallacy in Law, I did not jump bail, on the 14th of September 2017 the terrorists of the Zoo came to kill me, they know if I go to court Nigeria will burn and I was forced to leave, I did not jump bail.

“The Zoo called Nigeria can not jail me. I will fight till the last day. Binta Nyanko court failed to ask army why they invaded my home. Nigerian court is a Kangaroo court. I did not jump bail, I left because the court failed to protect” Kanu

“I am not a Nigerian. I already renounced Nigeria in 2015. I am a Biafran with British Nationality. I can not be tried by a court I do not recognise. I do not recognise Nigeria. I can only come to the court with UN supervision,” he said.