The fugitive leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),Nnamdi Kanu, has said that he was ready to return to the country to continue his trial if he would be guaranteed of his safety.
But an Abuja Federal High Court judge, Binta Nyako, told him that the only way he could guarantee his safety is by returning him to prison, because even judges, in Nigeria these days, were no longer safe.
This was what transpired at the court on Thursday, after counsel to the IPOB leader, Ifeanyi Ejiofor told the judge that his client was ready to face trial in Nigeria should his safety be guaranteed.
Justice Nyako, before adjourning the matter till January 16, 2020 said, “Even judges are being abducted in the country. So prison is the only safest place for him (Kanu).”
After Nnamdi Kanu’s disappearance, following alleged raid on his home in Abia by soldiers in 2017, the court accused him of jumping bail and revoked the bail it granted him earlier and held that the trial will continue even in his absence.
Nigerian government is trying Kanu for alleged treasonable offence.