The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu today, Thursday 31st October 2019 told the Federal High Court in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, that he was ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court.
The leader of the people of Biafra told this to the presiding judge, Justice Binta Nyako, through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, however, told the court that the application to restore the IPOB leader’s bail so that he could face his trial was filed on April 1st 2019.
“We have an open application for bail which was filed on the 1st of Apri, 2019, the application was served on the prosecution and it is due for hearing. We urge that the court restore his bail on the grounds that the court will guarantee his safety when he comes back to the country to continue his trial,” he said.
However, the counsel for the Federal Government, Labaran Shuaibu, told the court that he was just seeing the process and he opposed the application. Shuaibu urged the court to adjourn the matter to enable them to file the necessary processes.
Justice Nyako, who delivered the ruling, adjourned the matter till January 16th 2020 and stated that 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.
Justice Nyako, therefore, ordered the re-arrest of the self-proclaimed leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu as she gave the order after revoking the bail granted to Kanu.