‘Free Nnamdi Kanu’ Protest Begins In London, Protesters Wave Biafra Flags


Nigerians residing in London, United Kingdom, have begun a protest to demand the discharge of Nnamdi Kanu, the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who was arrested by the Nigerian authorities in Kenya final Sunday and extradited to Nigeria.

Some of the protesters waved the Biafran flag in a video obtained by SaharaReporters as they chanted, “Free Nnamdi Kanu now”, “Free Nnamdi Kanu now.”

‘Free Nnamdi Kanu’ Protest Begins In London, Protesters Wave Biafra Flags 2

Kanu is a British and a Nigerian citizen and it’s believed that he had been staying within the UK.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had first on Tuesday introduced the arrest of Kanu, whereas itemizing his offences and insisting that he should proceed his courtroom trial in earnest. 

Malami, within the textual content of his press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, had famous that the IPOB chief, other than leaping bail, has been “accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.”

“He has been brought back to Nigeria in order to continue facing trial after disappearing while on bail regarding an 11 counts against him.

“It is recalled that Kanu was arrested on 14th October, 2015 on 11 counts bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others.

“A judge at the Federal High Court, Abuja revoked Kanu’s bail that was granted him on health grounds and issued a bench warrant for his arrest on the same date, over his failure to appear in court for hearing.

“He has, upon jumping bail, been accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.

“Kanu was also accused of instigating violence especially in the Southeastern Nigeria that resulted in the loss of lives and property of civilians, military, para military, police forces and destruction of civil institutions and symbols of authorities,” Malami acknowledged.  

SaharaReporters had reported that Kanu was blindfolded and sneaked into the courtroom by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) in handcuffs whereas his legs had been additionally chained.

He was hurriedly taken to Court 2 the place the presiding decide advised the prosecution lawyer, Shuaib Labaran to tell the defence counsel of the brand new date for the continuation of the trial. 

Journalists had been prevented from filming Kanu as he was shielded and brought via the again door.

The prosecution utilized that Kanu jumped bail and wished him to be remanded at DSS custody. 

The courtroom granted the appliance. 

Justice Muritala Nyanko has adjourned the matter to July 26, 2021. 

 

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