Nnamdi Kanu

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Re-arrested and to Face Trial – Malami

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been arrested by the federal government of Nigeria and returned to the country to face trial. This was revealed by the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami at a press briefing with the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja on Tuesday in which he stated that the IPOB Leader was re-arrested and returned to Nigeria on Sunday. According to Mr. Malami,

“Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday, through collaborative efforts of Nigerian Intelligence and Security Services.”

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In 2015, Mr. Kanu was charged with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organization. He was later released after spending more than nineteen (19) months without trial on treason charges. He then left the country after his home in Abia State was raided by soldiers in 2017.

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[…] “Nnamdi Kanu’s re-arrest is highly diplomatic/sensitive. i) To let other agitators know that government can arrest anyone perceived to be in the opposition “anti-government” whenever they deem it necessary. They probably knew where he was all the while, not just time to pick him up; ii)To probably cut deal with/negotiate after letting him realize he is not invincible to them. He may ask his followers to embrace dialogue; […]