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Court orders Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

The Federal High Court in Abuja has just ordered the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.


The court also directed that his trial on charges of treasonable felony should proceed in his absence.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has just ordered the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.


The court also directed that his trial on charges of treasonable felony should proceed in his absence.

The judge, Justice Binta Nyako, whose decision was anchored on the provisions of Section 352(4) of the Administrative of Criminal Justice Act, 2015, said Kanu had failed to appear in court since April 25, 2017 without any reasonable explanation.
She fixed June 18 for trial to commence with or without Kanu’s presence in court.

Since last year, Kanu has been seen making appearances online; and was, at a time, said to be on a religious pilgrimage to Israel.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ejiofor, has vowed to appeal the court’s ruling for his client’s arrest and trial in absentia.

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Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News. She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books. Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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