The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, vowed never to return to the Federal High Court in Abuja where he was and is still standing trial before he left the country. According to him, he needs to prove to the international community that there is something fundamentally wrong with those that rule Nigeria.
Kanu resurfaced in Jerusalem last Friday after he went missing for over a year, and he made this vow during a live broadcast on Radio Biafra yesterday October 21st.
The Federal Government charged him with treason but Justice Binta Nyako granted him bail after 18 months in detention.
Kanu flouted all the terms of the bail before the military invaded his Abia state residence on September 14, 2017 after which he fled the country and resurfaced last Friday in Jerusalem.
In his live broadcast, Kanu said the Nigerian courts do not have the capacity to try him.
“The Nigerian court is a Kangaroo court. I did not jump bail, I left because the court failed to protect me. I shall not be honouring the court. I cannot be tried by a court I do not recognise. The zoo called Nigeria cannot jail me. I will fight till the last day. Till now, Binta Nyanko’s court has yet to hold a hearing about the circumstances that led the Nigerian Army to come to my house to kill 28 people. Only upon a clear pronouncement of the intentions of that very court, which I suggest to them should be free, will this very case move forward. Going forward, there must be guarantee from the international community so that this case can proceed and I will prove once and for all that there is something fundamentally wrong with the brains of those that rule Nigeria.”