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

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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