Mr. Alloy Ejimako, lawyer to separatist leader, suggested this afternoon that Nnamdi Kanu, was extradited, ostensibly by the British Government.

Ejimakor, like most people, however appeared not to have the full information about how Kanu was picked up.

The separatist leader was arrested on Sunday and taken to court today to continue his trial for treasonable felony.

There are 10 additional charges including terrorism, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms, and improper importation of goods.

Other reports however said the pro-Biafran advocate may have been picked up in Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic.

A statement from the attorney general lends credence to this as he implied Mr. Kanu was waylaid and nabbed.

“Nnamdi Kanu has been intercepted… He has been brought back to Nigeria, in order to continue facing trial after disappearing,” Malami said in a statement

Ejimako told the BBC that Kanu’s arrest and deportation took everyone by surprise.

The arrest and repatriation was shocking because everyone believed he was safe and protected in a Western country, the lawyer said.

He also defended his client for jumping bail, saying he escaped ftom Nigeria to save his life which was being threatened.

“Remember that Nigeria security people invaded his house at Afaraukwu, Umuahia?” he reminded newsmen.

Ejimako described Kanu as a citizen expressing a personal political opinion which is a universal right.

“I don’t see the crime in somebody pushing for self-determination for his people,” he said.

Ejimakor said no one knows what will happen next as the case goes on Trial.

Kanu Denied Bail

Trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, this afternoon remanded Kanu in custody as he resumes his trial for treasonable felony.

Justice Nyako ordered him to be kept under the custody of Department for State Security (DSS)..

The trial was adjourned to July date.

Statement by Kanu’s lawyer

We have just confirmed through a correspondence from the Federal High Court Abuja, about the arrest and the extradition of my Client- Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian State.

It is to be noted therefore, that no matter the gravity of the offences or charge preferred against him, Section 36(5) of the Constitution still presumes him innocent of the allegation.

He was brought before the Federal High Court No 2 Abuja today on an Eleven count charge, though without our knowledge.

As it is in the public domain, the matter has been consequently adjourned to the 26th Day of July 2021, for Continuation of Trial.

The legal team ably led by my humble self will meet them in court on this date.

We insist that he must be given a fair hearing/trial which is his constitutionally protected right.

His safety as also guaranteed under our law throughout the trial and afterwards, should be enforced.

Our fortified Legal team will be meeting to agree on strategies within the context of the Charge and disposition of the Court.

Await further update from us as we progress.

Thank you and remain blessed.

Bar. Ifeanyi Ejiofor
IPOB/Nnamdi Kanu lead Counsel.