The IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has on Tuesday opened up on the reason behind his escape from the country inspite of the criminal charges of terrorism leveled against him by the federal government.
Kanu looking heavily weighed was brought to the court for the continuation of trial shortly after he was arrested by the security operatives, sought the permission of the Justice Binta Nyako to address the court and present his side of the story.
After the permission was granted, Mazi Kanu brought to the notice of the court before the heavily armed security operatives that his house was unlawfully invaded by security men with his life seriously threatened.
The IPOB leader reveals that he would have been killed by the armed men alongside others who died during the invasion, if not for the wisdom he applied to jump out of the country.
Mazi kanu’s reaction was provoked by the federal government’s information through its counsel, Shuiab Labaran that the IPOB leader jumped the bail granted by the court to escape trial by running out of Nigeria.
However, Shuaib Labaran applied to the court for an order to remand kanu in the custody of the Department of State Service.
The counsel said the request became crucial because lawyers to Kanu were yet to be abreast of his re-arrest.
Justice Binta Nyako granted the request and ordered that Kanu be remanded in the custody of DSS till July 26 for the continuation of his trial.
Although the continuation of trial was originally slated for October 20, 2021, it was brought downward to July 26, 2021, for his lawyers to appear for his defense.
Kanu appeared to have been given the VIP treatment while being moved out of court.
He was taken away in handcuffs through a special gate reserved for Judges and highly placed persons from where he was moved to the DSS detention centre.
Hordes of photographers and cameramen who had positioned themselves to take his photographs were disappointed upon discovery that Kanu had been taken away.
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