IPOB | Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail On Health Grounds With Stringent Bail Conditions

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Nnamdi Kanu in court with co-accused persons

A federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 granted bail to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on health grounds.

Justice Binta Nyako granted Kanu, a pro-Biafra secessionist, bail on “health grounds”.
Kanu, alongside three other pro-Biafra activists Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, has been facing trial for treason.
Justice Nyako, who has been accused at different times of being influenced by the Muhammadu Buhari regime, had earlier quashed six of the charges against Kanu and his co-accused. She, however, retained five charges which included treason.

I hereby use my discretion and grant the 1st defendant bail on the following conditions: 

  • He shall undertake before the court and depose to an affidavit that he shall attend his trial diligently and shall provide three sureties as follows;
  • All the sureties are in sum of N100 milliom each. One of them must be a highly placed person of Igbo extraction, such as a senator;
  • Second surety must be highly respected and recognised religious leader in Nigeria of the defendant’s belief. A highly respected Jewish leader;
  • The third surety must be resident in Abuja, highly respected, with landed property and Certificate of Occupancy verified;
  • He shall deposit all his international passports, with the court
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State caused a stir in the court premises on Tuesday when he showed up in solidarity to the pro-Biafra activist dressed in Igbo traditional attire. He took a picture with Nnamdi Kanu which has since gone viral.
Journalists were barred from witnessing the proceedings of the court by overzealous agents of the Nigerian secret police, the State Security Services, SSS, also known as DSS.
Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, was also barred from entering the courtroom as the court met.
Both Chief Fani-Kayode and Govenror Fayose are outspoken critics of the Muhammadu Buhari regime and stalwarts of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, the main opposition party in Nigeria.
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