Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, has been detained, according to Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).
This was disclosed by Malami at a press conference held at the Ministry of Justice in Abuja.
Here are eight things to know about Kanu, from his arrest through his extradition:
1. Kanu was arrested on 11 counts, including terrorism, defamation of character, treasonable felony, illegal firearms possession, managing an unlawful society, and improper importation of goods, on October 14, 2015.
2. Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja granted Kanu bail in 2017, but he has since jumped bail.
3.Afterumping bail, Kanu was further accused of engagements in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.
4. He was also accused of instigating violence especially in the South Eastern Nigeria that resulted in the loss of lives and property of civilians, military, paramilitary, police forces and destruction of civil institutions and symbols of authorities.
5. The AGF revealed that Kanu has been arrested again, through the joint efforts of security services and national intelligence on Sunday, June 27, 2021.
6. With this recent arrest, Kanu has been repatriated to Nigeria to continue his trial after leaving the country while on bail.
7. The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered that Kanu be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Service.
8. The court has adjourned his matter to July 26 and 27, 2021.