Kanu was being tried for treasonable felony, hate speech and undermining national security when he fled Nigeria in September of 2017, after soldiers invaded his Dad’s compound in Afaraukwu, Umuahia in Abia State.
The separatist was on bail when he fled Nigeria.
Speaking through his counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Kanu prayed the court to restore his bail and guarantee his safety so he could return home to continue his trial.
“We have an application for bail filed on April 1, 2019. The application was served on the prosecution and it is due for hearing,” Ejiofor said.
“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.”