Why Nnamdi Kanu’s bail should be revoked – Nigerian Government

Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]
Nnamdi Kanu [Photo: TODAY.ng]

The Nigerian government on Friday demanded the revocation of the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in April.

In a statement on Thursday signed by Salihu Isah, an aide to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, the Nigerian government hinged its request on 11 grounds of arguments.

According to the statement, the Nigerian government accused Mr. Kanu of ‘totally violating’ the 12 main conditions he was demanded to comply with by Justice Binta Nyako at an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on April 25.

Citing some of Mr. Kanu’s bail conditions, the prosecution said the defendant negated the conditions and acted in ways that allegedly have adverse effect on the nation’s security.

“Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant are as follows: “That he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people.

“That he should not grant any press interviews, hold or attend any rallies;

“And that he should file in court medical updates of his health status every month.”

The government said that the bail conditions were perfected by the defendant/applicant which he is currently enjoying.

“Rather than observing all the conditions, the 1st defendant/respondent in flagrant disobedience to the court order flouted all conditions given by the court.

“The first defendant has in furtherance to the offence he was charged, inaugurated Biafra Security Service, ” the statement said.

“That the defendant held a rally at his residence in his hometown, Afara-UkwuIbeku in Umuahia, Abia State; the said rally with a CROWD exceeding 10 persons was captured in video published on the 1st June 2017 and circulated on YouTube.”

According to the statement, the defendant’s separatist comments have increased rather than reducing.

Some of the statements allegedly made after he was granted bail include the following:

“I was not born to be rich, politician or scientist but to restore Biafra. I did not say we are restructuring Nigeria or implementing Aburi but restoring Biafra. That is the total exit of Biafra from Nigeria thereby restoring the kingdom of God on earth… There will be no elections,” among others.

Mr. Kanu was first arrested in October 2015 and charged before a magistrate court by Nigeria’s government.

The case against him was later amended resulting in the current charge at the Federal High Court in Abuja.


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  • PolyGon2013

    Interesting. Kanu is left untouched for political reason.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      But for political reasons, he now needs to be locked up and the keys thrown away.

      • Darlington

        You make him more popular. Nnamdi Kanu is the most populous Igbo man alive today. His fellowers in the East alone are in millions now. IPOB is an international organizations located in over 100 countries of the world. Buhari should be very careful. Rather than arrest Nnamdi Kanu, he should initiate process for restructuring of this nation.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Bruv, it’s a matter of opinion.

          I don’t confuse notoriety with popularity.

          As long as he breaches the laws of the land, he needs to be treated like a criminal.

          If and when the law changes and his actions are on the side of the law, then I’ll hail him.

          As per your comment on the status of IPOB, does this imbue it with anything that ISIS doesn’t have and does that make ISIS legal?

          • 0tile

            Fake lawyer,
            You are crazy. How can you compare peaceful IPOB with Islamic ISIS? Have you ever deemed it fit to condemn your Boko Haram masters which is a copycat of ISIS. Bigotry has distorted you mind, odale.

          • IGBO LOVES MONEY

            it’s a matter of JEALOUSY

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            If you are convinced it is, who am I to debate the relevance with you?

      • 0tile

        Bigot, why is Biafra more important to you than Oduduwa Republic? Odale

        • Riot50000

          Because they are too ENVIOUS and jealous of Igbos, and also to COWARDLY to pursue ODUDUWA REPUBLIC

    • Riot50000

      Arewa youth and killer herdsmen are left untouched for what reasons?
      HATE BLINDS THE MIND AND SOUL.
      STOP HATING

      • PolyGon2013

        Arewa youths shouldn’t be left untouched either. I DON’T HATE ANYONE. By the way, Area youths’ action was a reaction to Kanu’s utterances. Regardless, those youths should be caged, along with Kanu & Co.

  • Sam

    Now even then South East Governors want him locked up ,the conman is getting more delusional by the day.

    • Factsayer

      U will hear the scores later. Governors are looters

  • AFRICANER

    What Igbos of the mid 1960’s did with religious-bent politicians from Fulani was to be proactive; if you threatened Igbos and their political leaders with violence, they went after their leaders too. They whacked anybody planning to kill Igbos.

    That is the only language terrorist minded religious bigots understand. Anybody going against these people must be prepared to match evil for evil; if you cannot, then wait for people who can.

    Nigeria can only be restructured, or even separated by WAR!

    You cannot always wait for them to strike first, or for them to start. If we don’t live in a fair, and civil society, then we can always strike first.

  • Quantumspirit666

    The little hunchback baboon of Umuahia should not have been released in the first place. A senseless,jobless, lazy deluded megalomaniac.

  • JOHN

    This statement by the Honorable minister can best be described as hate speech. You must balance the bail conditions with Kanu’s inalienable fundamental human right which no bail conditions can ever take away from him. The agitation for freedom from the Fulani oligarchy by the ibos is legitimate and accord with the UN charter for people’s right for self determination which Nigeria is a signatory to. There are procedures stipulated by the law to actualise such agitation. KANU did not call for violence but is going about the agitation for their independence legitimately and lawfully. The government did not order the arrest of the Arewa youth leaders that threatened the peace and unity of life and properties of law abiding Nigerians. It is the same delinquent Arewa youth that have instigated the government to want to stir the hornet nest. This threat action by the north is unnecessary and counter productive. They should let this country have her peace.

    • Izedomi Ohirein

      Namdi kanu, to you must have shown Nigeria love and respect.

      • Darlington

        All your problems are called Nnamdi Kanu. Hypocrite.

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          Look up the meaning of hypocrisy.
          Namdi kanu belong in jail.

      • Riot50000

        INSIGNIFICANT TRIBE USED AS TOILET PAPER BY THE REST OF THE ZOO.
        MUST HURT TO BE IRRELEVANT IN YOUR OWN FATHERLAND

        • Izedomi Ohirein

          Edo 2016 IGR is higher than those of Enugu, Imo and Eboinyi states IGR combined.
          Igbo are the insignificant tribe compared to Edo at peace with itself and neighbours.

          • IGBO LOVES MONEY

            keep making up useless stories to suit your bruised envious ego.
            with arewa howling, you are invisible .
            INVISIBLE and IRRELEVANT MONKEY.
            You can’t beat them, join them.
            ENVY is not a short cut to equality.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            You are waste of time to dialogue with.
            We have choices. Igbo chose the the north over the South in 1959, 1963, 1979 + 1999 – 2015.
            For the first time you are out of government, you want to bring Nigeria down for it out of greed.
            You go hang – animals
            No one is irrelivant or a slave in a democracy. Only slaves like you still have slavery in your dammaged heads. No one envy criminals, miscreants.

          • NIGERIA IS A ZOO

            ATTENTION SEEKING IMBECILE.
            Son of a NOBODY.
            IRRELEVANT ZOOGERIAN.
            When are your people going to roar and holla like IPOB, AREWA YOUTH or USELESS AFENIFERE?
            They simply use your tribe to wipe their Asses after taking a huge dump, post Akpu meals.
            IRRELEVANCE irks you every day, and you can never do anything about it but RANT and SQUEAL like a PUSSY, while you and your people keep getting FUCKED.
            RUN ALONG, INSECT!

  • davis paris

    Abeg reason well before una do mistake ooo

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    The miscreant should be locked up in solitary confinement.
    Our father’s created the Midwest from the old. Western Region without insulting yorubas or Nigerians.

    • Darlington

      Who is insulting who now? Nigeria government is beating around the bush. Arresting Nnamdi Kanu again will escalate Biafra struggle to international limelight.

      • jon

        You still deluding yourself he broke his bail conditions granted on sick note lest you forget his friends are still in kuje prison so kanu joining them is not bad and noting will happen

        • obiora

          And the case is still in Court.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            It the job of the AGF to request the Court to luck him up for braking his bail condition.

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  • Remi

    Dear Nigerian Government

    You have made this man far too popular enough. First you
    started by trying to jam his radio, then you started to persecute his disciples,
    then you gave him an excellent propaganda opportunity by arresting and detaining him for so long and
    in the process improved his popularity rating. Each time the man adopts a
    self-defeating strategy to achieve his pipe dream, you reply with a counterproductive
    response, which cancels his mistakes and
    makes him even more popular. You should simply have left him and allowed “market
    and social forces” to take care of him and his disciples. He is already heading for an ignoble denouement
    with his call on the Anambra elections, so why not allow him to self-destruct?

  • Riot50000

    Meanwhile, Arewa vagabonds are daring the ZOO to arrest them for threatening the security of the ZOO, Buhari’s brothers are marauding the ZOO with AK47, raping, killing, violating everybody and have not been chastised.
    ONE NIGERIA MY YHASH

  • Amechi

    Is Nnamdi Kanu above the law? Even laymen knew Nnamdi Kanu has violated his bail conditions Nigerians should tolerate such unruly behaviour, and this man who wants to govern a state known as biafra if their dream is actualized. There is nothing to debate, the bail should be revoked and Kanu should be locked up. Let the authorities concern swing into action and arrest him.