Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu to remain in prison as court rejects bail application again

Kanu in court

A Federal High Court on Thursday again refused the bail application sought by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Mr. Kanu has since his arrest in October 2015 sought to be released from the custody of the State Security Service, to no avail.

The same court had in December 17, 2015 ordered that the SSS release Mr. Kanu unconditionally. But that ruling given by a judge of the Court, Adeniyi Ademola, who has been accused of fraud and is currently being prosecuted, was upturned by another judge, John Tsoho in January.

Shortly after his ruling refusing the bail, Mr. Kanu placed a vote of no confidence on Mr. Tsoho forcing him to withdraw from the matter.

Subsequently the case was transferred to another judge, Binta Nyako.

At Thursday’s ruling, the court decided for the third time on the matter, denying the bail application a second time.

“The offences are serious in nature. I hereby refuse the bail and order accelerated hearing within two months,” said Justice Nyako.

Mr. Kanu is accused of treason by the Nigerian government for leading his IPOB movement to ask for an independent Biafran country.


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  • henry

    Except we are just deceiving ourselves TREASONABLE FELONY is not bailable. Section 37 and 41 of criminal code it carries death penalty and life imprisonment depending on complicity. You can only ask for accelerated hearing or the state forgive you.When people are saying court granted bail I begin to wonder of the offence charge is not treasonable felonies. Just baring my mind no hatred for anybody including Kanu.

    • Paschal Charles

      Henry it is better you face the truth and stop commenting out of point. When Nnamdi Kanu was granted bail and also ordered to be released unconditionally by two Nigerian courts was there any thing like Treasonable Felony in his case ? Why didn’t Buhari at least obey court orders and rearrest him to put up the Tresonable Felone case ? Let me tell you the truth , Buhari made up his mind not to release Nnamdi Kanu from the day he was arrested and any Judge that attempts to set him free will face the anger of Buhari and DSS.If God is not on the side of Nnamdi Kanu Buhari would have executed him by now but he is not seeing the grounds to do so. Nnamdi Kanu and all Biafrans should only be patient in this matter and allow God to intervene at the appointed time.

      • tundemash

        Buhari is too kind; since Kanu is in jail, you ought to try same thing he did in USA, UK or China, you will spend the rest of your life in jail !

        • Edward

          @Tundemash……
          Bros, take things easy…
          Stop referring to USA, UK or China to bring your point home. A lot of you refer to these countries to drive home your point, but at same time refuse to refer to these same countries when our government refuses or fails to do the needful.
          If you want to tell us the consequences of treason, then try to look at those individuals who first committed the same treason for which Buhari is one of one them.
          Take it or leave it, no matter how long it takes, it shall come to pass……

          Don’t forget these words from those who know better:

          “Whatever happens in Nigeria and whatever may come our way, one thing remains clear: An idea whose time has come cannot be successfully resisted. Today may belong to our oppressors but tomorrow belongs to us: – FFK

        • Otile

          Why then did your Fulani masters release Buhari when he committed the treason of overthrowing a government?

      • MO the Observer

        your point is child driven…… court order that came from a corrupt judge in which Kanu bribed? Kanu should continue to enjoy his self in prison..lol

        • Paschal Charles

          Just as your corrupt certificate less President has been messing up with your country’s Judicial arm.

          • MO the Observer

            Kanu will remain in jail and you shall continue to cry the river

    • Castro

      The issue of Biafra and IPOB raises too many critical legal questions that must resolved before a guilty judgement could be passed on anyone on grounds of treasonable felony. The first of such question is the legality of the entity called Nigeria. How are countries formed and does Nigeria meet those criteria? Is consent of the individual ethnicities needed? If a country is formed by coercion, can any of the constituent nations opt out. After the 100years of legal life give to Nigeria, could she still be considered a legal entity.

      • tundemash

        How about you offering Kanu free legal services ?

  • Oge Chi

    shameless lawless country called Nigeria … very soon ..the world will come hard on this god forsaking lawless rule northern criminals and murder’s country called Nigeria .. Nigeria will not have any place to hide… all those criminal lawless leaders in Nigeria get ready the fire of truth and freedom will soon come and will destroy that satanic lawless British creation forever … shame shall be your own very soon .. mark my word… the time is ticking … NNamdi and Biafra most be free soon .. mark my word .. the great time is ticking. and the world are watching .. laughing at Nigeria .. we shall know who shame will follow at last…

    • Doyin

      Nobody is laughing at Nigeria. Jonathan was there for six years. Kanu was not just born. He did nothing to make his Biafra agigation known. Then he suddenly woke up and wanted Biafra when Buhari comes in. Wake up. Stop supporting stealing.

      • Oge Chi

        biafra started before Jonathan was elected mumu… check it online to know when ipob started… so correct yourself… are you in this world at all to say nobody is laughing at nigeria…am laughing at you because you no nothing .. you only no what you read in nigeria news.. i live abroad and i no more than you do.. nigeria is in for a big big shit soon.. believe it or live it..

        • tundemash

          And Jonathan himself dealt with them severely so what has changed ? And mind you , it is “know” and not “no” even though you claimed you know more than @Doyin and yet you can’t spell know.
          And can you tell us who is laughing at Nigeria ?

        • Doyin

          You may live in Togo or Liberia that is your cup of tea. Biafra has been before you were born. But this fradulent Kanu who always carried young girls before he was arrested came with his fake radio towards 2015 presidential election. What have your Igbo leaders in NA done towards actualization of Biafra? Tell us mumu.

  • dami

    treason is not a bailable offense…it is written expressly in black and white in the CC and penal code….and to make matters worse is is punishable by death if found guilty
    Mr Kanu’s lawyers are fooling him and using this application to bill him for more money.

    Mr Kanu and his so called followers had better wake up – the charges are very serious in nature.

    • Otile

      Buhari committed treason when he overthrew the government, yet he was let go, did you hear any_idoit say that treason is not a bailable offense? May evil strike all hypocrites in this case.

      • tundemash

        yawn !!!

        • Otile

          Why do you yawn at your Islamic APC Party meetings? It is insulting to your chieftains.

    • Gary

      Yes, it is. But what has held up the treason trial after one year of the government has a case against Kanu? The same constitution that makes treason an offence, even if we can ignore the fact of Mr. Buhari’s treasonous Army career, also outlaws detention without trial.
      It is unlawful to charge a citizen for treason merely as a cover to detain him indefinitely.
      By the way, the Shiite leader has also been detained for almost S year now. Is he also charged with treason for which he cannot be tried nor freed after agents of the state massacred his family and followers for the high crime of blocking traffic?

      • dami

        Maybe you have a point, but Mr Kanu too himself has a hand in the delay of his trial…by changing lawyers and passing votes of no confidence on judges.
        To appease him two judges have been recused already this is the third one, he has also changed counsel twice as well……and we all know that new counsels always ask for adjournments to enable them get up to speed – consequently more time is wasted.

        I say again – he should take his trial seriously.

      • tundemash

        But what has held up the treason trial after one year if the government has a case against Kanu?

        That is a question for Kanu’s lawyer to answer for going around discrediting every judge.

  • Paschal Charles

    Your enemy can not set you free like just that when you are trapped in his camp. Nnamdi Kanu and all Biafrans should be patient and wait for God of Justice to prevail in this case. Pharaoh did not agree to let the Israelites go cheaply till God compelled him to let them go. Nigeria as a body is aware that there is a Nation called Biafra Republic and both Nations are core enemies because light and darkness can not stay together. Nigeria represents darkness and Biafra stands for Light but the fact of the matter is that darkness will never overcome light. Mystery of the coming of God’s Kingdom is far from the common knowledge of man.

    • Gibson Bosah

      Do u know the meaning of biafra

      • Paschal Charles

        You will understand the meaning of Biafra when you face the east on that early morning and behold the SUN rising.

    • Doyin

      Obey all the constituted authority, that is what bible says.

      • Paschal Charles

        The Jews in Egypt would have remain in slavery in the name of respecting constitutional authorities – Moses.

        • Doyin

          Are you slave in Nigeria? You can buy and sell properties everywhere in Nigeria. You have stolen, owed and possessed money anywhere in Nigeria. You have married, had sex and born Igbos, Yorubas and Hausas. You had been vice- president, SFG, CBN governor, head of state etc. You enter and live in any place you like. Even well established in North pass northerns or Yorubas. You have stolen this country blind like other co looters from other part of Nigeria. Then you are slaves. Mumu you be.

          • Paschal Charles

            Animal. Your generation will remain in perpetual slavery.

          • Doyin

            Sorry banana tree. Human being is an Animal. If you think you are a slave be slave because Ekweremadu your mentor is not a slave. Ask him.

        • Rommel

          See how you have made yourself a slave in a country that is named after the famed River Niger that you must cross before you get to your village if you are residing outside the eastern parts of Nigeria,are you sure you know who your father is?

          • Otile

            Senseless comment as usual.

          • Rommel

            Hahahahahahahahlol sorry oh! Biafra minister for information hahahahahahahahalol!!!!!!!

          • Otile

            Your god Buhari does not even have a good school leaving certificate, he is the worst poorly educated president in the world. Thanks to Fulani corrupt leadership in Africa.

          • Rommel

            Since you are poorly educated,how would you know the real certificate if shown to you?

          • Otile

            I am more educated than you. I don’t brag like you_idiots.

          • Rommel

            Prove it

          • Rommel

            I am having doubts about your level of education and my reasons are simple,most supporters of IPOB are poorly educated,most poorly educated I must say and I can show you evidence

          • Otile

            Nobody is surprised if you are having doubts about everything around you? Aren’t you already having doubts about your life?

          • Rommel

            Oh no my friend,I couldn’t be more sure about my life

          • Otile

            With your rambling you are not sure of yourself.

          • Rommel

            between you and I,who appears to be rambling?

          • Paschal Charles

            You are not ashamed that your country is named after a River’s name. Change that name and be free….. FOOLS.

          • Rommel

            There are countries named after people and mine is named after a river and you want me to be ashamed? and what was the country you seek BIAFRA named after?

          • Otile

            Stop babbling like a toddler. Try to make sense.

          • Rommel

            What is the meaning of BIAFRA?

          • Otile

            Senseless question, answer yourself.

          • Paschal Charles

            You have demonstrated your level of foolishness for being proud of a River’s name as your country’s name. The white-man who gave you that useless name is answering Great Britain and you are answering River Niger , what a shame !!!! Explaining to you the meaning of Biafra is like casting a holy thing to a dog.

  • Washington

    Nigeria is a funny country so the President has the right to comment over a case pending in court and this moron called it freedom of speech and Kanu radio station speech is treason.Indirectly The dullard of daura is making mockery of the judiciary as a whole because every pronouncement of the judges are all tied to buhari speech on live television.It is Kanu today and tomorrow it could be your family member.There is evil going on in Kanu case. Buhari should release kanu and allow him to enjoy his rights as a human if not then Buhari is a terrorist.Nnamdi Kanu is innocent just allow him to go and force rejection by all.This is highest corruption ever and it is called perversion of justice.

    • Eddy

      Stop this hatred public opinion against nigeria state. Nnamdi kanu commited treason he should face the music

    • Doyin

      It may be you tomorrow.

    • MO the Observer

      kanu never chee chon chin

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    Muhammadu Buhari committed high treason when through the abuse of military force he overthrew a democratically elected government in a coup. It seems that treason charges are reserved for southern Nigerian Christians alone. The right to self determination is an inalienable one endorsed by international law and at the UN of which Nigeria is signatory. The continual detention of Mr Kanu is only hardening secessionist opinions and boosting the call for a new Biafran state on a global scale.

    Ironically, Muhammadu Buhari is a “godsend” for the Biafran struggle, he has become the biggest single recruiter of secessionists and sympathy for the Biafran struggle due to his violent undemocratic approach to the issue, since he came to office the disunity and polarization within Nigeria has gone up astronomically .

    • tundemash

      Keep hallucinating! He will rot in jail while you coward just make noise online here .

      • Paschal Charles

        Going to jail is a common thing for every true freedom fighter. A born freedom fighter is not afraid of jail because jailing is part of the process of gaining freedom. Every freedom fighter must one day go to jail, so keep your mouth shut if you do not have any thing to say Mr . Tunde.

        • MO the Observer

          and he is filing for bail? lol… listen to your self

          • Paschal Charles

            Filing for bail is normal thing and his right . Go and read history of all freedom fighters and tell me one of them that did not go to jail at one time or the other but why should I even direct you to read history when your corrupt country called Nigeria has taken history subject out of schools. Very sorry for those who are believing in this dead Babylon called Nigeria.

          • MO the Observer

            hahahahahaha, crying river

        • Dr Real

          Every freedom fighter must one day go to jail”” Which law have you quoted here?

          • Paschal Charles

            Buhari is the only president in the world without ordinary school leaving certificate and you are here talking about corruption. Nnamdi Kanu was right to call Nigeria a zoo.

      • Otile

        Abubakar tundemash,
        Be told that Ogagun himself survived brutal imprisonment at the hands of Imam Buhari’s master. Gen Oladipo was horse wiped by the same brute. By the way Imam swore by his dick that his master Abacha stole no money and you still sheepishly believe him.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        ALL HAIL BIAFRA !!

        BIAFRA IS GOOD !!

        BIAFRA FOREVER !!

        There are a million Kanus waiting in the wings, the struggle will outlive the bloodthirsty dictator and his Sunni Muslim security apparatus whose speciality is in the cowardly extra-judicial execution of unarmed Christian youth.

    • Rommel

      Why are most supporters of IPOB poorly educated as we have found? I listened to a program on BBC couple of minutes ago called ‘world have your say’ and there was this particular individual who identified himself as Mazi something, something,who was aggressively spewing out nonsense about how horrible Nigerian government has been treating them using the worst kind of English language I have ever heard,just too bad

      • Otile

        You are a liar. Scumbag

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Please refer to federal ministry of education statistics and you will discover that Igbo youth are not doing badly compared to other regions.

  • JasV

    I suspect this guy has not been allowed to use his bleaching cream in detention because the way he now looks like a monitor lizard worries me.

    • MO the Observer

      lol..your mouth ehn

  • MO the Observer

    correct… that Ademola judge of a guy just use kanu bribe to cool off, well he is equally feeling the heat now… Kanu will rot in jai

  • Dr Real

    Agh!!! Kanu…. Ami sorry for you? I wonder when the Igbos I know nominated, elected, selected or by whatever means or nomenclature put you, Nnamdi Kanu at their fore.

  • Dr Real

    I sincerely hope it ends well for you cos you really need your freedom!

  • Rommel

    I think the government should end this irrelevant case by accelerating the trial of this particular individual so that if found guilty,he begins to serve his sentence which will hopefully be life in prison but if freed,then he goes home.