Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested on the 14th of October 2015 and charged with a treasonable felony.
Kanu in his efforts to actualize Biafran independence, according to the Government made treasonably statements and was thrown into jail.
When granted bail, the terms were,
1. That he must not hold rallies.
2. Must not grant interviews.
3. Must not be in a crowd of more than 10 people.
4. Must provide three sureties in the sum of N100 million each.
5. One of the sureties must be a senior highly placed person of Igbo extraction.
6. The second surety must be a highly respected Jewish leader since Mazi Kanu is a Jew.
7. The third surety must be a highly respected person who owns landed property and is resident in Abuja
8. The IPOB leader must deposit his Nigerian passport
9. He must also deposit his British passport with the court
10. He must provide the court with his monthly medical reports.
11. Depositing his Nigerian and British passports effectively prevented him from traveling outside – hence this was the 11th condition.
He met his bail conditions and was released.
After Nigerian soldiers stormed his home town of Afaraukwu, Abia state, Kanu vanished, only to be heard of from various foreign countries.Kanu has continued his outbursts against the Nigerian government and has broken most, if not all of his bail conditions and may be thrown back in jail if he steps a foot on Nigerian soil hence the resolve to keep off Nigeria.
He, however, frequently broadcast his message to Biafrans on radio Biafra. And has declared that he is not ready to return to Nigeria at the moment. But he always claimed that nobody can stop him from returning to Biafraland.