Nnamdi Kanu Will Return To Nigeria To Face Trial If His Safety Is Guaranteed.
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, told the Federal High Court, Abuja, that he will return to Nigeria to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court.
According to Ejiofor, the application to restore Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, so that he could face his trial, was filed on the 1st of April 2019.
In his words:
We have an application for bail filed on April 1, 2019, the application was served on the prosecution and it is ripped for hearing.
We urge the court to restore his bail on the ground that the court will guarantee his safety when he comes back to the country to continue his trial.
On his part, counsel to the Federal Government, Labaran Shuaibu, who told the court that he was just seeing the process, opposed to the application.
Shuaibu urged the court to adjourn the matter to enable them filed the necessary processes.
Delivering the ruling, Justice Nyako, who adjourned the matter till Jan. 16, said the only way she could guarantee Kanu’s safety was to keep him in the prison.
She said even judges are no longer safe in the country.
Even judges are being abducted in the country. So prison is the only safest place for him.
Report has it that Justice Nyako had ordered the re-arrest of the self-proclaimed leader of IPOB. The judge gave the order in a ruling after revoking the bail granted to Kanu.
She explained that the court gave the order because Kanu failed to appear in court after his bail was granted in April 2017. The judge also ordered that trial would continue in the absence of the IPOB leader and directed that a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.