The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has advised Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja to “move into nearest prison to avoid being abducted” by kidnappers.
Mazi Kanu’s advice to Justice Nyako was in response to the judge’s comment yesterday during his trial.
Delivering the ruling, Justice Nyako said the only way he could guarantee Kanu’s safety was to keep him in prison.
She said even judges are no longer safe in the country, probably referring to the recent abduction of two judges, one in Ondo State and another in Edo State.
[The abducted female Justice Nwosu Iheme of the Federal Court Of Appeal, Benin City, Edo state, is currently in kidnappers den as at the moment of filing this report.]
Responding on his Twitter handle, Nnamdi Kanu said: ” If in her view prison is the safest place to live for Nigerians, I suggest her family move into the nearest one to avoid being abducted.
“Nigeria is lawless, confirmed!” he added.
Kanu had told told the court that he was ready to face trial if his safety would be guaranteed by the court.
Kanu told the presiding judge, Justice Nyako, through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor that the application to restore the IPOB leader’s bail so that he could face his trial was filed on April 1.
He said: “We have an application for bail filed on April 1, 2019, the application was served on the prosecution and it is ripe for hearing.
“We urge the court to restore his bail on the grounds that the court will guarantee his safety when he comes back to the country to continue his trial.”
On his part, counsel for the Federal Government, Labaran Shuaibu, who told the court that he was just seeing the process, opposed to the application.
Shuaibu urged the court to adjourn the matter to enable them file the necessary processes.
Justice Nyako thereafter adjourned the matter till January 16, 2020.
Nnamdi Kanu is presently in the United Kingdom where he escaped to after military operatives invaded his country home and reportedly killed twenty-seven persons.
Currently, he is contemplating to return to Nigeria for the burial of his mother who recently died.
Source: Elombah News