Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations, the governments of the United States of America, and the United Kingdom, to send representatives to witness the seven-count amended charge preferred against him and pending at the Federal High Court, Abuja Division, which is set to continue on the 18th, 19th, and 20th of January, 2022.
Daily Report Nigeria can recall that the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya in June 2021 and extradited to Nigeria to face treason charges.
He was then arraigned and brought before Binta Nyako, a judge of the Federal High Court in Abuja, who asked that he be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services.
Kanu is facing treasonable felony charges brought against him in court in response to his advocacy for the Republic of Biafra.
He was granted bail in April 2017 on health grounds, but he skipped bail after failing to comply with some of the conditions imposed by the court.
Because the Nigerian government failed to appear in court on July 26, Justice Nyako postponed his trial until October 21.
On August 9, IPOB announced a lockdown every Monday until Kanu was released, but the directive was later suspended a few days later.
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Kanu’s lead counsel, requested that the United Nations, the United States, and the United Kingdom send representatives to observe the proceedings in separate letters dated January 11 to the UN, the United States, and the United Kingdom.