Nigerian Separatist Leader To Remain In Jail After Supreme Court’s Ruling

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Popular Nigerian Separatist, Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, will remain in custody pending the determination of his hearing.

The west African nation’s supreme court ruled Friday that the IPOB’s leader should be kept in prison, overturning a 2022 judgment by a lower court that ordered his release.

According to Justice Lawal Garba, who ruled that his extradition was illegal but his terrorism trial at a lower federal court should continue.

It was gathered that in October, 2022, an appeal court in the capital Abuja had dropped all charges against Kanu after ruling that he had been illegally arrested abroad.

However, his lawyers said he was detained in Kenya, or forcibly ‘abducted’ before been transported to Nigeria.

Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) group, which has been campaigning for the creation of an independent state in south-eastern Nigeria.