Soldiers storm Nnamdi Kanu’s Abia home – a day to beginning of trial in absentia

Troops numbering about 30 in three military trucks have reportedly stormed the Abia home of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) earlier today.

Mr Kanu, a runagate who jumped bail and disappeared after military personnel laid siege at his Afaraukwu home, Abia State, in 2017, is expected to be tried in absentia tomorrow.

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He was absent when his parents who died last year were buried earlier this year. Today’s invasion was confirmed by his younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, reports Uche Nwosu.

The soldiers who arrived, inspected the area and left without uttering a word also patrolled around the community, installing fears on residents.

Justice Binta Nyako who on March 28, 2019, revoked the bail granted the secessionist leader, today, ordered he be tried in absentia and five prosecution witnesses have been lined up to testify against him.

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Copies of the hearing notice were served on the prosecution team in the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

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