Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami has announced the apprehension of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who has been on the run after jumping bail.
According to NAN, Malami announced this on Tuesday in Abuja. He revealed that Kanu was extradited to Nigeria on Sunday.
He also said the arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.
Malami further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for continuation of his trial.
Meanwhile, IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, has denied the news of the arrest.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society, as instituted against him in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
He was granted bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
He has also been on the run since then after soldiers raided his father’s residence in Abia state.
IPOB was later declared a terrorist group by the defence headquarters and court after the south-east governors proscribed it.
Despite the court’s insistence on his appearance, the IPOB leader has remained abroad, and once said he jumped bail to pursue the cause of Biafra.