Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was absent as three of his co-defendants
facing charges of treasonable felony arrived
the Federal High Court in Abuja today.
According to Punch, they were brought to
court by prison officials at about 10am on
Kanu has been missing since September 14,
2017 following a military operation in his
hometown in Abia State. Justice Binta Nyako
is now set to commence proceedings
without him. His co-accused already in court
are the National Coordinator of IPOB,
Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe; an IPOB member,
Benjamin Madubugwu; and a former Field
Maintenance Engineer seconded to the MTN,
David Nwawuisi. But Bright Chimezie, who
became a co- defendant in the case
following an amendment of the charges
was also absent.
Kanu was on bail before he was declared
missing. Announcing his appearance on
Tuesday, Kanu’s lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejifor,
told the judge that the IPOB leader was still
in the custody of the Federal Government.