Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed the claim that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was forcefully abducted in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria by the federal government. Nnamdi Kanu, who is charged with treasonable felony, was granted bail by the federal high court in 2017.
The suspect later jumped bail and fled Nigeria according to Justice Binta Nyako. The IPOB leader was rearrested and extradited to the Nigeria by the federal government in June 2021.
The legal team of Nnamdi Kanu filed an application saying that he was illegally abducted and extradited by the federal government. Another bail application was filed on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, the court ruled that since it is a criminal case, the law allows the federal government to arrest Nnamdi Kanu anywhere he is sighted. The judge also denied his bail application, saying that he must explain the reason why he fled Nigeria in 2017.