IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has been arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial, DNB Stories has learnt.
Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday, June 27, and brought back to Nigeria the following day, a source confirmed to DNB Stories.
He appeared before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, June 29.
Kanu was brought to court on Tuesday afternoon, amid tight security.
The 54-year-old secession agitator is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him by the Federal Government of Nigeria over the conduct of his separatist group, IPOB.
He has been on the run since then and has not been in the country until his June 2021 arrest.
According to the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, Nnamdi Kanu’s recent arrest was made possible through Nigeria’s collaborative efforts with international authorities.
Soldiers raided his father’s residence in Abia state on October 8, 2017, after the Nigerian government proscribed IPOB and declared it a terrorist group.