Any Court Trying Me is Committing Terrorism – Nnamdi Kanu

May 20, 2024

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said that any Nigerian court trying him is committing terrorism, citing the country’s constitution and international laws.

Kanu addressed journalists at the court premises following the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja dismissing his applications for bail and transfer from the Department of State Services (DSS) custody, on Monday, May 20.

He further asserted that the Terrorism Prohibition and Prevention Act prohibited his trial in Nigeria.

According to Kanu, the law stated that he could not be tried in any Nigerian court, quoting Section 2, Subsection 3(f) of the Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act, which he claimed labelled anyone attempting to try him as a terrorist.

He said: “Terrorism Prohibition and Prevention Act said that I cannot be tried in Nigeria that is the law of Nigeria. I can never be tried in any court of law in Nigeria. That is what the law says.

“Anyone standing in trial or coming to try me is a terrorist. That is what the law says, not me. Section 2, Subsection 3 F of the Terrorism Prevention and Prohibition Act that is what it says.

“Any court continuing to try me is committing an act of terrorism.”

Source: X | channelstv