JUST IN: FG arrest IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The Federal Government has announced the arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

According to media reports, he was said to have been apprehended by security agencies on Sunday.

This disclosure was made by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, at a joint press briefing with heads of the department of security services and the police, where he said Kanu would be taken to court to continue with his trial.

According to Malami, Kanu’s arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol. He further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society.

Kanu was granted bail in April 2017 on health grounds but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court. He has been on the run since then. Justice Binta Nyako who granted his bail on grounds of his ill health later revoked it on March 28, 2019 and issued a Bench warrant for his arrest in any part of the country.

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