Nigerian govt asks court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu

The Nigerian government has asked the court to revoke the bail granted leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to a statement by the office of the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, on Friday, the Nigerian government also asked the court to order the arrest and detention of Mr. Kanu, pending the determination of the charge against him.

The statement which was signed by special assistant to Mr. Malami, Salihu Isah, cited disobedience of court orders, among other issues as grounds for the appeal.

Mr. Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on health grounds.

The other defendants facing trial with him were not granted bail, although all of them had sought to be freed.

A top security official had told PREMIUM TIMES on Thursday night that Mr. Kanu would be promptly arrested should his bail be revoked by a court.


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  • amazing2012

    …Baba is back !

    • Jon

      The Baba has deep hatred for the Igbos. Such a man does not deserve to be President.

      • Olusola

        ..But you think Igbos love him so so much?

      • May30th1967

        ONLY IN THE ZOO.
        NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO BURN DOWN.

      • tundemash

        He has deep hatred for criminals; do not equate tout Kanu to all of Igbo.

  • Olusola

    I hope Kanu repents of his devilish attitude.

    • Moe

      His attitude is not devilish!
      There is no way you can reconcile your comment with facts and the reality of the situation.
      Imbecilic? Yes; moronic?…… devilish? Nonsensical!

  • joelaw

    Its a waste of time to arrest Kanu as such an act will only make him become popular and stronger. The young fella will soon burn out. There are checks and balances already in place to accomplish this. The SE will definitely check him with time particularly with the coming election in Anambra. Kanu has a good case but he is messing it up with his attitude, he is too young and not particularly experienced enough for the load he is carrying.

    • Moe

      Popular in his pocket and stromger in his nyash!

    • tundemash

      So he should be allowed to break the law freely because you are scared he will become more popular ???

  • forestgee

    Why create tension? Improve the economy and get the youths properly engaged in economic activities.

    • tundemash

      Tension was created when tout Kanu broke his bail conditions.

      • forestgee

        …and the ”adult” Arewa youths did not create tension with their hate speech, abi?

        • tundemash

          Deal with each case as it is. Kanu signed a bail condition which he flouted. Criticise govt for not arresting Arewa youths if you want to.

          • forestgee

            The 2 cases are related. This government is not straight

          • tundemash

            Another d@ft let loose.

          • forestgee

            That’s who you are!

  • Arabakpura

    Why did the Atorney General wait for the Arewa Youths to rescind their quit notice before approaching the court on Kanu? It’s up to the courts to elevate the temperature of the country! I don’t think this government desires peace which ought to come with dialogue!

    We should be told in clear terms if this is a military government so that we can position ourselves appropriately!

    • Remedy

      When MKO, Yar Adua, Obasanjo, were arrested at the same time, what happened despite the fact that these people were fighting for democracy and they surely have legitimate concerns. Furthermore, these people were supported by a larger segment of the society and the world whereas Kanu is alienating a lot of people by the way he is going about his agitation . Therefore, Kanu will be arrested, if the court says so and heaven will not fall even if he dies in detention. There are others in detention fighting with Kanu on this cause and their bail was not granted, how do you want them to be released with the way Kanu is going about flouting his bail conditions since the government can use this as an excuse and a precedent before the court. Please, ask for Biafra, it is your right but please, do it legitimately because where your right ends is where other people’s begins.

      • Arabakpura

        Your points are clear enough but you think it’s the best at this time? That guy became popular after his first incarceration! Now that he is used to the place, you want to enlarge his coast? Buhari’s 97/5% contributed in no small measure to this sorry pass! Dialogue may be the best way to disarm Kanu; but they can try the arrest option with a lot of goodluck!!

        • Mufu Ola

          What kind of dialogue do u want with KANU?Some people keep saying detaining him was a mistake.How can that be? Kanu entered Nigeria with forged documents & indentity to torment trouble.What responsible govt anywhere in d world would allow that? He should be arrested & jail key thrown into lagoon.Nothing will happen,only scatter noise from miscreants.

          • Arabakpura

            If you believe that nothing happened after the first arrest, why is everybody talking about him? Can we all afford to ignore him? Think seriously about it!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bruv, everybody also talked about Oyenusi and Anini.

            No one ignored them and they were still criminals.

            In the eye of the law, Mr. Kanu is no different as a felon.

          • Arabakpura

            He is not a felon! This is one of the reasons why people like us decided to listen to him! His methods are immaterial at this time! There is some home truth in what the guy is saying! We didn’t manage this issue well and it has turned to tribal affair! My friend, if this is not handled well, the tempo of unease in Nigeria will escalate!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bruv, I have no issues with what Mr. Kanu says because there’s freedom of speech, but anyone who advocates carrying arms against my country crosses the rubicon.

            Mr. Kanu did.

        • Remedy

          What I admired most about you is the gentlemanly way you advocate your points , which are highly cerebral, without recourse to abuse and insult. Honestly, if other Biafrans had adopted this position, other regions would have had a better look at their grievances and the merits. Having said that, the government will not want to appear weak which will give other people the leeway to behave unlawfully like Kanu and will therefore surely arrest him even if it will cause unrest in the southeast region.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Bruv, Arabakpura is a complete gentleman.

            Not even remotely Biafran, by his past utterances.

          • Arabakpura

            You know that the recess effect of not taking that action has damaged the whole situation! This was a result of the vacuum in having Buhari away! I still insist that it is not the best approach! Infact, the very fact that the Arewa youths were not arrested even if to be fed and advised for one or two days gave Kanu the impetus and earned him more supporters! It is one of the hypocrisies of this country; that a governor and the Police IG gave orders of arrest, but because a certain people were involved, the orders were not carried out to a logical conclusion! That will make a lot of us to show sympathy to Nnamdi Kanu!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Mr. Kanu is not a role model, but a charlatan by his actions.

          Those who follow him blindly confuse notoriety and infamy with popularity.

          If the law takes its due course, he’s just another miscreant who dared the law and got his just desserts.

          • Arabakpura

            It has become a tribal issue – pure and simple and this is one f the reasons why I began to pay attention! I was all the while civil but other people showed too much ethnicity to the issues with any iota of reason! You could say that I have a rebellious support for him!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            My friend, I don’t see “tribe” in any matter where someone is soliciting for weapons and ammunition against my country.

            I only see felons.

            It doesn’t have to be Mr. Kanu. It could be a Mr. Soyemi and I’d see things the same way.

            Ethnicity or tribalism is but a weak label to justify criminality. It’s no different from overlooking the indiscretions of a Fayose or FFK because they are Yoruba.

        • tundemash

          Let his coast enlarge. According to you his supporters, he is similar to Nelson Mandela so you and him should not be scared to spend 27yrs in jail for teh cause !
          He was given bail because the tout claimed he was sick and apparently he’s now well.

          • Arabakpura

            Take him and let’s see how satisfied you all will be!

          • tundemash

            No criminal is above the country. Nothing is gonna happen when he’s arrested for flouting his bail conditions and I am 100% certain you won’t be at the court to support him as usual.

          • Arabakpura

            Good luck to your wishes! We shall see who will complain! I have marked this day and I shall remind you!

  • Moe

    Lock him up and throw away the jail.

  • Dick Fosa

    Keep the rascal in jail. Nothing will happen

  • U.A.S.

    The law is said to be no respecter of peraons or personality as such any person who observed the law in breached should be reprimanded. It is my view that there are legitimate ways of channeling grievances.

  • CEO

    I just hope this news item is false. I see no reason why Buhari would want to ridicule himself once more and fall into another trap set for him by Nnamdi Kanu. It beats any sensible imagination, unless as has been suggested by a growing majority that he is clearly not in charge of his government.

    • princegab

      I don’t know why mr President is not reshuffling the dark half of the presidency headed by malami.

  • Karma

    When Areas youths committed reasonable felony, by their hate speech and quit notice to 40 million Igbo, most of who also hate Kanu with a passion. Nobody was arrested. Kanu was arrested for less. There is Godooo.

  • thusspokez

    Time is up for the man with homosexual taste in clothing. He must think that tying two ends of a white bedsheets in a knot and throwing it over his shoulder is high fashion. (kiss teeth!) No doubt, it will catch on in Ndigbo and soon become Igbos traditional dress.

    Ha! the little birdie tells me that even as I write, that orders are flooding into to Aba white bedsheets traders and tailors for this latest fashion craze in Ndigbo. Bwwwwwaaaaahahahahaha! Chineke!

    I say, lock up the sod! This time, I wonder who he will be having conversation with; and offer him oil blocks. Maybe, Queen Elizabeth II (of the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica…) will appear before him and offer him Buckingham Palace in return for him to drop his demand for biafra.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      ENVY GO KILL YOU .

  • Rick Eson

    No is one above the law of the Nation and no exception on any circumstances. The current state in the Nation need zero tolerance to law breaker especially activities that undermine the Nation. How can some one create an army of his own co existing with the Nation security, that is an insult to Nigeria and the citizen.

    • May30th1967

      You apparently do not include Buhari, Arewa Youth and Fulani herdsmen in thse people who are not above the law.
      IGBOPHOBIA IS NIGERIA’S WEAKEST POINT and that is what Nigeria will die from.
      Hypocrites like you think Igbo people need to just die and your problems will be over, THINK AGAIN.
      Your problems just began,MONKEY NATION.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      WHEN THOSE arewa threatened genocide to the entire Ibo race , did you hear of any arrests ?

      ALL HAIL BIAFRA…….OUR MIGHTY AND LOVING HOMELAND !!

    • thusspokez

      What is so frustrating about the 56 year Nigeria is that things are getting even more mediocre than ever before. Most countries have security operatives abroad to watch for potential enemies and neutralise them where possible.

      In my Nigeria, someone like Kanu would have been found floating in the River Thames, London long time ago; and those so-called Igbo pot-washers intellectuals based in the USA who have been brainwashing the illiterates back home for decades, would have been eliminated, missing, framed and in US jail or in hiding for their lives today.

      The ineptitude of the Nigerian government and its institutions is truly astonishing. Kanu breaks his bail 10 times over, and taunts the both the government and law enforcement agencies, yet the heads of the SSS, and Police looked away. These heads of the laws enforcement agencies should not only be sacked but face prosecution for dereliction of duties. Nigeria is like a 56 year retárd person.

  • Mentus

    If Nnamdi Kalu is the only problem this goverment has, they can relax and carry on with business as usual. The trouble is that presidency and its advisers prefer to ‘kill a fly with a sledge hammer’ while the tigers are busy devouring the nation.
    When Boko Haram members – known terrorists – are caught they are ‘de-radicalised’ and set free, in some cases to commit yet more terrorist activities.
    When Fulani herdsmen rape women, raze people’s homes and farms, kill the farmers, this is never seen as threat to the country’s security. It is seen as mere clashes even though arms are involved. When Arewa youths issued threats, no law enforcement agency responded to calls for them to be arrested. And somebody wants us to believe this admnistration is fair.
    The same lob-sided manner this administration applies in its anti-corruption policies it is applying in administration of justice and guilt attribution.
    The givernment’s approach should be to create job, develop infrastructure and ensure education is not constantly interrupted by striking workers. The youths will then have little or no time indulge in all these agitations or threats.
    The government should focus on ‘crushing’ Boko Haram and foreign Fulani invaders for lasting peace in this country and stop using Nnamdi as a red herring for its poor performance.

    • princegab

      The presidency should please leave kanu alone. Baba brought peace from London, let us enjoy it. Don’t give pmb bad names. Thanks to kanu , we are now renegotiating Nigeria unity.

      • tundemash

        Thanks to kanu , we are now renegotiating Nigeria unity.

        You and who were at that meeting negotiating ????

        • princegab

          You and i, that is how good things start.

          • tundemash

            Stop smoking heap weed, kid!

          • princegab

            Thanks

        • Arogbo

          Don’t mind the fools after all the name calling and hate speech. Negotiating with who? Kanu is going to a different prison from where he can only see day light through his parched windows. The government has given him a long rope to hang himself and he fell into that trap. Governor Obiano of Anambra want him locked up until he cries uncle!

  • May30th1967

    NIGERIA IS ABOUT TO BURN.
    Buhari, this is your call.
    SKELETON DEAD BABOON WALKING

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      If you like, step out of line and see who’d burn first.

      I guarantee you, you won’t see the end of it.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Abi you no go die one day ? BETTER DIE STANDING THAN A SUBSERVIENT COWARD LIKE YOU .

        ALL HAIL BIAFRA, OUR LOVING HOMELAND !!

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          I will die one day indeed.

          Whichever day that be, is not a particular worry or bother to me.

          Neither does it make me a coward.

          Now, what exactly is your opinion on this matter?

    • tundemash

      Loud mouth, you said more than this in the past and nothing happened.

    • Arogbo

      Because of your hate speech that’s why Nnamdi Kanu will roast in prison. No more fancy pope like attire. Have you seen Zakyzaky in court since he has been detained by this government? Na now una come know say this government mean business. The unity of this country is non negotiable. Man pass man. Buhari pass Nnamdi Watermelon Head Cownu!

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    About time too.

    Mr. Kanu has convincingly proven that he’s neither physically sick nor able to comply with his bail terms.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      …And so what ?

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Alright, I guess you have no opinion, but simply out to show the shallowness of your being.

        Please go and learn lessons from Arabakpura. He will teach you how to be grown up and mature.

    • Arogbo

      He would probably wind up in Maiduguri prison pending trial in Abuja. I hope they teach him so hard lesson this time around.

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    The struggle for a Biafran homeland will only intensify and gain more legitimacy world-wide as Nnamdi heads for the dictator’s gulag once more. This regime lacks strategic common sense , they are too engrossed in blood-letting and imprisonment as a solution to all issues.

    • Arogbo

      Please how many country in the world have lend their support for Kanu and IPOB yet? I just pray the guy come out alive this time because they are waiting to deal with him.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Na you go kill am ? KANU DEY IM HOUSE, GO THERE …..BLOODY SAVAGE !!

  • wb

    he Federal govt of Nigeria is nothing but a Fulani Jihadist outfit & the army is its military government. Those who call for the expulsion of the Ibos & sing hate songs are given a pass.There is no arrest or prosecution for any of them & they have the right to dictate who should be arrested & charged. The Fulani herdsmen have killed thousands all over the country but none of them have ever been arrested or charged. The DSS are not concerned about their activities & no Northern groups have called for their arrest or that of Boko Haram members. These groups are rated the world’s 3rd & 4th most dangerous terrorist organisations after Isis and Al Qaeeda. However, this fact does not concern the average Nigerian or the Southern leadership that is pathetic. All the Southern governors care about is stealing & sharing money. The Presidency claimed that it was dealing with the matter silently.Note the audacity dealing silently with a terrorist group that has murdered,pillaged & raped.This response is not surprising given that Mohammed Buhari is the patron of Fulani herdsmen. However,the stance of the Southern & Middle Belt governors defies analysis .
    The response of the governor of Benue to the deaths of his citizens is to give more land to these murderers. The governor of Anambra called for prayer & fasting & was weeping when his people where butchered, but had no problem ordering the use of live ammunition on IPOB members. The governor of Delta instructed his people not to retaliate to the atrocities of these criminals & the Governor of Edo State claimed that it was a national security problem. However, someone forget to tell this clown that this matter is not considered a security problem at national level & that the people of the Middle Belt, & South are fair game.The only Southern governor that has come out of this matter with any credit.He showed no fear,banned cattle grazing in public places & put these cowardly illiterate savages in their place.

    Mohammed Buhari can go ahead & arrest Nmadi Kanu or even kill him if it makes him feel better.The cat is out of the bag, people are not afraid & are now aware that the concept of One Nigeria is the biggest & most successful Nigerian scam of all time.The truth is that people are sick of the North & its self serving elite & want to opt out of a relationship with them as it is based on intolerance,theft,pogroms & hypocrisy.

    Anytime they do not agree with a position they threaten violence as they cannot defend it with any rational argument.Arrest or kill Nmadi Kanu it will make no difference.The agitation will continue & he will become a matyr who will live on. Nmadi Kanu did not create the conditions as they existed prior tho his emergence. The Fulani herdsmen showed that One Nigeria is an illusion

  • Emmanuel Maduagwu

    Fair is Fair! Government should equally direct that the spokes man, the leader and the errant Professor & former Vice-Chancellor who were connected with the quit notice to and Declaration against the Igbos, issued by the Northern Youths Coalition, should be arrested along side Kanu. This is to avoid any blame from the International Criminal Court of Justice in the unlikely event of an unpredictable consequence on the Government