Plenty of drama is expected today as the treason trial of the leader of the purportedly banned Indigenous People of Biafra resumes today before Justice Binta Nyako at Federal Huigh Court Abuja. Mr. Kanu is no where to be found since the Nigerian military invaded his Afaraukwu country home in Abia State.
He was granted bail in April, with an order to return to court to face his trial today.
IPOB alleges that Kanu and his aged parents were abducted by Nigerian soldiers. The Nigerian military continues to deny that Kanu is in their custody.
However, lawyer to the IPIB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has said that the federal government will produce his client in court.
Mr. Ejiofor had filed an application in court, asking the FG to produce the IPOB leader.
“We have filed a suit at the court asking the federal government to produce him in court.
“It is obvious they will bring him to court tomorrow. They are holding him. They know where he is. I am fully convinced they will bring him to court,” he said.
In a statement released to the press the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group said it was gradually losing its patience with the Nigerian government.
The statement read in part, “The barefaced lies of the Nigerian Defence Minister, General Mansur Dan Ali, and that of the Buhari regime against our leader and organisation is beginning to unravel before the eyes of the world.
“By admitting publicly that soldiers were sent to Isiama Afaraukwu to look for our leader without any order or warrant from a court of law confirms the contempt in which the Nigerian government holds the rule of law and their judicial process.
“It is therefore incumbent upon civilised nations of the world and organisations alike to ask the APC-led Nigerian government why they decided to send armed soldiers to invade Kanu’s residence.
“One outcome is guaranteed in all this, should Nigeria not produce our leader in court on the 17th of October 2017, there will be inevitable confrontation on a scale the human mind cannot imagine, at a time and place of our choosing.”