Kanu disappeared when he did not appear in court in 2015 and it was not known where he was until his arrest. Authorities did not disclose where he was apprehended.
“He was brought back to Nigeria to continue his trial after he went missing while on bail on 11 charges against him,” said Malami.
Kanu was arrested on Sunday June 27, 2021.
Kanu was initially arrested on October 14, 2015 on 11 counts relating to terrorism, treason, running an illegal company, publishing defamatory material, illegal possession of firearms and improper importing of goods, among other things, said Malami.
Kanu is also accused of inciting violence, particularly in south-eastern Nigeria, which resulted in the loss of life and property of civilians, soldiers, paramilitaries, police forces and the destruction of ‘civil institutions and symbols of the authorities, said Malami.
“Nnamdi Kanu was brought to justice today – Court 2, Federal High Court. He will be brought back (to court) on the 27th of next month, ”Nigeria attorney general spokesman Umar Gwandu told CNN.