Why Court Revoked Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail, Ordered Arrest

A Federal High Court in Abuja has revoked the bail it earlier granted Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).

The Judge, Binta Nyako, while revoking the bail on Thursday ordered a bench warrant be issued on Mr Kanu.

The separatist leader who is being tried for treason has not been attending his trial since April 2017 when he was granted bail. The Nigerian Military had invaded his residence in Abia State and his whereabouts became unknown until late last year when he resurfaced in Isreal criticising the federal government.

The court said it took the action because Kanu has repeatedly failed to attend his trial since after he was granted bail.

While adjourning to June 18, the court ruled that his trial will commence despite his absence.