A new report has emerged revealing how Nnamdi Kanu was arrested after being enticed to a place in Africa with the prospect of a large monetary payment.
The IPOB leader fled bail in 2017 after a military operation code-named “Operation Python Dance” targeted his family house in Abia state.
He was facing accusations bordering on treasonable felony following his campaign for the secession of the Republic of Biafra.
According to TheCable, a Security sources informed that the operation to re-arrest and put him back on trial had been “ongoing for a while” until success was recorded on Sunday, June 27.
“He was not arrested in the UK or Brazil or Czech Republic. He was not crated either, contrary to speculations,” the source said.
However, THEWILL, an online newspaper, reporting how Nnamdi Kanu was arrested said the “interception” took place in Ethiopia, where he had been living for a while.
THISDAY specifically named Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, as the location.
Kanu’s whereabouts were discovered thanks to some IPOB members who were recently apprehended during a large military operation in the south-east.
Newspaddy learnt the security agencies used the connections to give the IPOB leader the notion that he would receive “millions of dollars” in financial donations to the organization.
He was claimed to have made the decision to collect the money himself “because to the size of the sum.”
According to security sources, Kanu kept his associates in the dark about his goal, and the top hierarchy had no idea where he was on the day he was captured.
He’d been experiencing a confidence crisis with some of his lieutenants about money issues.
When he arrived at the place where he was to receive the ‘contribution,’ he was apprehended by the country’s security authorities and Interpol, according to the source, and deported to Nigeria.
This brings an end to the long-running saga that began when he fled Nigeria while on bail.
His trial is expected to resume on July 26.