An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has granted order for the re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, a separatist leader calling for an independent Biafran country, jumped bail when he escaped from the country.
The court presided over by Justice Binta Murtala Nyako, gave the order on Thursday and directed that a bench warrant should be issued for Kanu’s arrest.
The court said it has given the order because Kanu had failed to appear in court after his bail was granted in April 2017. The court ruled that the trial must continue and directed that parties should give a fresh date for the continuation so that the matter will continue in Kanu’s absence.
He has since appeared in several online videos criticising Nigerian leaders and government. The case was adjourned till June 18.