Nnamdi Kanu is a political activist and also considered the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, popularly known as IPOB, which he founded in 2014 intending to create an independent state for the people of the old Eastern Region of Nigeria.
He has now been arrested twice, first in 2015 and for the second time in June 2022.
Below are some of the facts we were able to gather about Nnamdi Kanu
Name: Nnamdi Okwu Kanu
Date of Birth: 25 September 1967
State of Origin: Abia
Age: 54 in 2021
Relationship status: Married
Profession: Political Economist
Nnamdi Kanu Biography
He was born on the 25th of September, 1967, in Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, to Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, a traditional ruler and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu.
Kanu attended Library Avenue Primary School for his Primary Education, after which he attended Government College Umuahia for his secondary education. He would later gain admission at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and moved to the UK before graduating.
According to the record, Nnamdi Kanu is married to Uchechi Okwu Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu was first arrested on the 14th of October 2015 in Lagos and was charged with treason.
He was detained for more than one year, despite a court order for him to be released.
Kanu was, however, released on the 28th of April 2017 on bail.
He, however, disappeared from public view after some months.
Following his disappearance, there were different speculations as regards his whereabouts. He would later reappear in October 2018 after photographs and videos of him in Israel went viral on social media.
While outside the country, be continued to be linked with IPOB.
However, he was rearrested in June 2021 by the Federal Government.
According to the statement released by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN, during a comment with the press, he disclosed that Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday, June 27, 2021, through the joint efforts of the security agencies in Nigeria and the Interpol.
Malami added that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja to continue his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an illegal society.
There are no details on Kanu’s net worth.