Nnamdi Kanu must be extradited to face trial – Igbo group


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A group, Movement Against Dissidents in Nigeria (MADN), has demanded the extradition of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu back to Nigeria to face treason charges preferred against him before the Federal High Court.

The group made the demand after a meeting held in Owerri, Imo State on Friday.

According to the group, Kanu and his ilk have continued to portray the South-East in bad light with their ill-conceived secessionist agenda.

Convener of the group, Obinna Osita disclosed that the call for Kanu’s extradition became necessary as the IPOB leader’s utterances have continued to rubbish the nation’s image, and could cause Nigeria to be considered “an ungovernable sovereign nation” soon if nothing was done.

He said that his group took it upon himself to set the record straight and puncture Kanu’s lies.

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The MADN convener said it was wrong of Kanu to continue to disparage Igbo leaders and leaders of other ethnic groups.

Osita explained that Kanu’s constant description of Nigeria as a “zoo depicts an animal kingdom resided by humans with debased brains, if allowed to stand, means that we are animals in a zoo. This is highly despicable and indeed intolerable.

“A country that boasts of some of the best brains in the world can not be derided and ridiculed in this manner. We are humans and not animals.”

Recall that Kanu was being tried before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court on treasonable felony charges when he jumped bail in 2017.

The judge on March 28, 2019, made an order that his trial would continue in his absence.

In November, the judge fixed January 27, 2021, for the continuation of the accused person’s trial.


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