By Taiye Agbaje
Abuja, June 29, 2021
Operatives of the Department of State Service (DSS), on Tuesday, produced the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Mr Kanu, who was brought to the court amidst tight security, arrived at the court at about 1:40pm.
However, all the entrances to the court were under lock as the hearing in the matter was ongoing.
Meanwhile, the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, ordered that Kanu, be remanded at a DSS facility, pending the determination of his trial.
However, no sooner had the judge ruled than Kanu indicated his interest to talk.
He told the court that he decided to go underground because his house was raided but he was able to escape.
Kanu said if he had not escaped, he might have been killed like other members of the group.
The judge, who advised him not to feel discomfiture to stand his trial, urged him to get across to his lawyer for the trial.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Kanu was arrested on Oct. 14, 2015 on 11 count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others.