Judge handling Nnamdi Kanu’s case threatens to withdraw, gives three conditions

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

The judge handling the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened to withdraw from the case, following what she described as attempts by the defense to frustrate her.

Justice Binta Nyako gave the warning Tuesday after a series of arguments between herself and defense lawyers.

Reacting to an application by Mr. Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, Mrs. Nyako said she had been pushed to the brink by the defendant’s counsel and would recuse herself.

“If you don’t want me to continue in this matter, I will recuse myself,” said Mrs. Nyako.

The lawyer was speaking on a motion he planned to bring before the court, but whose content had not been listed by Mrs. Nyako when the argument ensued.

“I told you that the matter is not yet before me,” she added, saying the defendant counsel were making the matter difficult.

Several applications were made by the lawyers on Tuesday.

The prosecution lawyer, Shuaibu Labaran, asked that Mr. Kanu’s bail be revoked and that the bond N100 million be collected from the sureties. He also demanded an arrest of the sureties.

On the other hand, the defendant counsels asked that their trials be heard separately.

The counsel to the fourth defendant, Maxuel Okpara, asked the court to allow his defendant attend to his health outside the prison.

Responding, Mrs. Nyako said she had a right to consolidate the charges, even if they had been filed separately.

“So I don’t see why I should separate something I should have heard together,” Mr. Nyako said.

An application was also made by a counsel to one of the sureties, Eyinnaya Abaribe, to be discharged of his role as surety.

Reacting to the application, Mrs. Nyako said the court would only consider three options for all the suits.

“Even if you apply from today till next year, this court will only have one of these three options for you: produce the defendant, pay the bond or demand for time to come and explain to court,” she said.

The lawyer, Obiechi Ogbonna, told the court he would prefer the third option.

Consequently the matter was adjourned till November 20 for the sureties to explain to court.

Mr. Kanu and three other defendants are accused of treason, among other charges.

Mr. Kanu, who was granted bail in April, has not been seen in public since September 14.

The federal government has proscribed IPOB group led by Mr. Kanu as a terror organisation.

It us unclear where Mr. Kanu is really located, as both the federal government and Mr. Kanu’s lawyers have traded blames about his whereabouts.

Mr. Kanu had four sureties: Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish priest, Immanuu-El Shalom, an accountant and Abuja resident, Tochukwu Uchendu.


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  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    There is no doubt that prior to the brutal house invasions of Kanu’s home, he was resident in that coumpound.

    THE NIGERIAN ARMY SHOULD TELL NIGERIANS WHERE THEY BURIED KANU’S REMAINS.

    • Ikwere

      Shut up dia, Ewu. Kanu has no house to be invaded by anyone. You online ediots are why that boy cannot find himself a job. When has agitation become a full time job? Anuofia

      • Obiejesi Chukwunaeme Kingsley

        And you must throw insults to drive home your points? Weh done

      • Julius

        Lmaooo..na true talk be dis ooo !

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        That Kanu is not part of the looting of resources which a nincompoop like you call a job is a credit to him and he is more popular than your looters in power

      • kenny

        The house invaded by the army is your father’s house?

      • tundemash

        lol!!

    • Malik

      Go to the nearest barracks to you and ask the army, on behalf of Nigerians, for Kanu’s remains.
      All these comments online are not productive, nothing will and has come of it.
      Go in person, biko, internet warrior.

      • Opekete

        Good point. Let him dare the lion in its den to ask for Kanu and let us see if Tawanda will make it back with all his limbs intact. Cruel joke. HAHAHAHHAHAH!!!!!

      • Mirabel Clinschman

        Lol. Exactly. We are all typing from our beds and comfort zone just like me probably. We even afford to call any family members to hear from the horse’s mouth. Family knows everything. So if you can’t do atleast that then don’t say want you can’t do. I dont have any of their contacts if you do pls here is my number and email
        08089606258
        Maureenlove360@gmail.com.
        Tank you. Winks

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Yes this is what we can do and we are doing it. Go and hang if it upsets you.

    • Julius

      How do you know he is dead ? The Biafraud Security Service , BSS should pick you up for interrogation. They said they didn’t know his whereabout. Go and show them where he is buried since you know he is dead. Maybe you were involved in killing him.

    • Ebube

      If you were a lawyer, your clients will all rot in jail. How is the fact that he was resident in the house before the alleged invasion a proof that he is now in the custody of the Army or he is now dead? Is that the best argument you could come up with? Well, that might win an argument in a beer parlour court.
      Even his fraudster Turkish ally – Abdülkadir Erkahraman who fraudulently claimed to be a Turkish diplomat (Until Turkish Embassy in Nigeria came out publicly to disown him) has come out to say he is safe and in a safe place.
      He should just come out and face the case against him or remain in hiding forever like a coward.
      While we are at it, remember that according to the law right now in Nigeria, he is a Terrorist leader and anyone, I mean anyone who supports him or IPOB will be justified under the law to be regarded also as a terrorist or an enabler at best. In this case, It is the law vs Nnamdi Kanu.
      Meanwhile, keep an eye on all the other separatist movements around the world right now. How is it working out for them? Look at Catalonia. Even after the referendum, they don’t even have the guts to declare independence because the general support of the Big nations is not there. What of the Kurdish? How is it playing out between them and the Iraqi government? Just yesterday they lost hold on the major oil fields they had before, they are losing everything and yet no independence. The fact is, it is not that easy or it is not what you get by force. Not anymore. It must take years of diplomacy not ‘GraGra’.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        First of all no amount of blackmail will stop me from blogging for human rights, freedom of speech and good governance. Also be informed that self determination is still fully endorsed by the UN of ehich Nigeria is signatory to . Permit me to also inform you that in as much as I have never being a member of IPOB , the group remains legal in all the major democracies of this world.

        Kanu lived in his fathers home, he never had another residence, his house was invaded and lives were lost in the process, there was damageb to properties which was on purpose, there was no doubt that every living thing in that house was either killed or taken away.

        The Nigerian army never accepts any attocity evrn when they are caught ref handed and you expect Nigerians or the international community to swallow your lies ?

        PLEASE THEY SHOULD KINDLY PRODUCE KANUS REMAINS FOR PROPER BURIAL ACCORDING TO RELIGIOUS AND TRADITIONAL RITES. KANU IS OF ROYAL STOCK AND NDIGBO MUST CONTINUE TO DEMAND FOR HIS REMAINS

        • Ebube

          LOL. Typing in CAPS does not in anyway add an iota of meaningfulness to what you wrote. I have educated you on how the court works. If you have grievances that relate to human right abuses, coming to social media platforms to rant about it wont change anything. Go file a suit to that effect and be ready to prove your case. I hope you read the 3 options the judge gave to them today.
          By the way, being an anti-Buhari does not automatically make you a human right activist. You have to show consistently that you care about human rights, no matter who is involved. Sadly your posting history does not portray you as one. I’m just saying.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            First you must educate your illiteate Army chief on the scope of his constitutional duties then you educate the poorly educated Buhari on the rule of law in a democracy.

          • Ebube

            If you feel the Army has gone beyond it’s constitutionally allowed scope, go to court and proof that. That is how democracy works. Ranting on social media about it does not add any weight whatsoever to your claim.
            Unfortunately for you and them, the same Buhari who supposedly “needs education on the rule of law” has used the same Rule of Law to proscribe IPOB and declare it a Terrorist Organization. So who needs education now?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Of course, the case has been filed by the concerned party but you know that Buhari runs a lawless kangaroo court system just like he instructed the Judge who convicted Fela Kuti to and the Judge later confessed and apologised to the Kuti Family.

            As for your thugs in uniform which you call Army, they are unfit for purpose,no trained and disciplined soldier will raise a weapon, take aim and kill unarmed civilians then celebrate victory after. It is a phoney and ill trained bunch of murderers who are mainly of Muslim Hausa-Fulani extraction doing the killing for their boss st Aso-rock just like the Myetti-Allah herdsmen kill for the same grand patron at Aso-rock hence they were cannonized as saints after killing thousands of Nigerians by the Buhari regime. There is no herdsman in jail while the unarmed IPOB are terrorists.We know a war is silently being waged on the religious front and ethnic front by the most biased president in the history of Nigeria but hopefully there will be accountability in future.POLITICAL POWER IS TRANSIENT

  • Ebube

    Nnamdi Kanu has over played his hand here. His only option now is to continuously remain underground and avoid being captured again.

    The bail conditions he agreed to was a trap and he worked into it with his eyes wide open. FG wanted to be seen as fair so they agreed to a bail but made sure the conditions are so stringent. Knowing fully well that Nnamdi Kanu out of pride and arrogance will violate these conditions. He worked right into the trap. They allowed him time to completely go over board with arrogance and impunity.
    Now, he has lost the goodwill and Trust he has with the Igbo leaders and the Political class who could save him from the impending hammer and might of the Federal Government.
    His, is now the case of “There was one Nnamdi Kanu”. And I make bold to say, that his actions and tactics has left us as Igbos even worse of than before. He has managed to destroy any remaining relationship between the Igbos and other major ethnic groups. I don’t know how that benefits us in any way. Especially the many productive and industrious Igbo people residing and doing their businesses in other parts of the country.

    • FreeNigeria

      Kanu is a wayward man, looking for easy way out of life and scammed gullible people. A man living in his father’s house, but promising others he’ll give them a country. Who in their right mind takes such a person serious?

      • Ceejay ilo

        We know Kanu is based in London. I can only buy your line of argument if he is residing in his fathers house in London. Besides, it’s only in a failed hopeless country will a man of his age still be in his fathers house and the govt seems not worried. These are sorts of basics a good govt will provide for its citizens.

        • tundemash

          He lived in London in a council flat provided by the UK govt. for those who can barely make a living. If you know Kanu too well, give us his profession and means of livelihood ?

          • Biafran 1967

            Most yorubas in London live in council flats.

          • tundemash

            And they are not back in Nigeria deluding a few of you. Got it now kid???

          • Ceejay Iloelunachi

            Can you provide the postcode/address if you are sure of your assertions and know him well. Living in a council flat in the UK doesn’t mean you can barely make a living. Next you will claim he is on benefit. Stop this thrash your spewing here. Does his status/lifestyle even matter, what matters is what he has been able to achieve and the impact he has made with his life.

          • okenwa

            “Council flat provided by UK govt” how many do your govt provides to her citizens?

      • Udo

        Because your not lucky as he is to smell or live in the palace, then you will understand that prince and princesses are liable To live in the palace with their father. Mumu maybe u talking I don’t even have a house of ur own.

      • okenwa

        Although I have so much respect to ooni of ife but can you show me a house constructed by him before he became the ooni.

    • Sam

      True

    • Tony

      All wrong. The military did not go for arrest because there was no warrant. Nnamdi Kanu pushed Nigerian government into a trap. Why will his house be invaded in such manner? If the argument is about violation of bail conditions that is what should be argued in court not invading and opening fire in his house. If federal government want to rearrest Nnamdi Kanu today suppose to be the day for it, but were not smart they ended up taking the laws into their hands. Today who is to produce Nnamdi Kanu, those that invaded his house, his surety or the military?

      • Ebube

        Are you arguing a separate case or the court right now?
        In law, the court does not manufacture a case and start hearing it, even if it is very obvious. The court can only rule based on what is before it.
        So, no amount of sentiments or shouts of Military did this, Military did that can start a case in court except a separate suit if filed in that respect. And as we all know, even with all the claim of invasion and shootings by IPOB against the military, no case has been filed to seek redress.
        That said, it is wrong to believe that if a person is on bail on one charge, same person is now automatically protected from arrest for a seperate charge.
        If a person is on bail for stealing and then it is discovered he killed or committed any other offense (before or after the bail) that he has not been charged for already, that individual is not protected under the law from arrest on a separate charge.
        The Law knows no sentiments.

        • Odumodu

          You dropped the ball! Was the argument in court today about the violation of bail conditions?
          Yes, it appeared that Kanu violated his bail conditions, but the federal govt, should have waited for the judicial process to pan out. But they chose to go the extrajudicial route. As long as this court process continues, and it is open to the public, it will go a long way to expose to the world the contradictions, injustice and the arbitrariness in Nigeria.

          • Opekete

            The fact that the government/military operation was carried out in all the regions of the country including Lagos has pulled the rug under the feet of Kanu’s argument even though this may be an afterthought. You do not start what you cannot finish. It is the course of wisdom to know the cost before you start a home project. Revolutions are led by people who have surrendered their lives for the course. Abiola did not run away, Mandela did not run away, Gandhi did not escape to England, Mao Tse Tung did not ask his people for the million man match to Beijin, but he led the match. The list go on and on. You do not put your hand on the plow and start to look back. The only person that look back in the Bible became the pillar of salt. Coward dies many times before their death but valiant have a taste of death but once. If you cannot endure the heat get out of the kitchen. The future of Igbo people, their dream and their aspiration is too great to be entrusted into the hands of a charlatan. It was only about Kanu not about the Igbo nation. QED

          • Odumodu

            Abiola too was a revolutionary? Maybe … Lets keep this for another day.

            What I am talking about here is that the government of Nigeria has demonstrated that it lacks the discipline to obey the law. It is a public knowledge that the Nigeria government commanded its national army to civilian a domain to torture and massacre defenseless citizens. The government (and the military) portrays itself as callous and murderous. Have you asked the military why they called several press conferences to deny this? They forgot to know that the world has changed a lot. The action or inaction of the government has made Kanu a hero, and a martyr if he has been murdered by the military.

          • tundemash

            Keep that hero and matyr to yourself and when are u taking over the batin where Kanu left it ? Or are u just going to be wailing online ?

          • Ceejay ilo

            We are yet to ascertain NK ran away except you have proof or are you trying to sway opinion. All we know is that his lawyers are asking the military to produce him either alive or dead. Don’t change the narrative we know…not just yet.

          • tundemash

            Nor have we ascertain he is in the custody of the army except you have a proof too !

          • okenwa

            Do you know what it means to be attacked by terrorist army like that of Nigeria?

          • PureWater1985

            Do not mind these crafty yorobber people that turn tiger when they hear or see anything Igbo. Ndi ojoo.

          • okenwa

            Even the school children are running away from your so called military. By the way whose house has been attacked by the army since the exercise started except KANU.

        • Jon

          In Western World, where there is rule of law, Nnamdi’s case will be thrown out as Nigerian Authorities led by Buhari invaded Kanu’s house without a warrant and killed him and his body disappeared.

          • tundemash

            You guys have claimed Nigeria is a zoo so what rule of law do you want in a zoo ? I guess that rule of law in Western countries allows you to incite people against other tribes ? Does that rule permit you to threaten the nation ?
            Mor0n, two Catalonians fficials have just been jailed in Spain for similar offence or Spain is not part of Western world?
            http://www*dailymail*co*uk/wires/pa/article-4985910/Spanish-judge-grants-freedom-restrictions-Catalonia-police-chief.html

          • newvoice404

            No, they would tell you Spain is not Western world but Eastern world lol. They shouted Catalonia tire before Spain came hard on the same Catalonia for not following their constitution. Do you hear any Igbo man should Catalonia again? Shameless ‘copy cats’ that will never even copy the right things but engage in abusing of other tribes because of acute hatred in their souls. Shame.

          • PureWater1985

            Bloody stinking which ever tribe you belong to. Useless brainless lot. Igbos have hatred for you yet you want them to remain in the same country with you?? If you were smart by half wouldn’t it be better if the Igbos separate and go their way?? Be a man and stop being a bloody HYPOCRITE. Most Igbos really want to leave the unworkable and savage union yet you want them to remain. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOUR SORRY SELF BOY!!

          • newvoice404

            No one wants to remain with igbos, its igbos that are scavenging on all land that is not theirs in Nigeria. Igbo man practise what you preach by packing your things and head home to your Igboland and never to come back. Pls don’t you forget to mobilise the rest of you Igbo too to move en- mass TO YOUR IGBOLAND and lets see who will come to your land to plead with you to come back. Yeye Igbo man go home and stopping begging for unity indirectly. Unity no be by force! Shame.

          • PureWater1985

            Sure the Igbos are heading home in droves and they are being advised and encouraged to leave the enemy territory but as you know that recently the northerners begged them not to leave their area as they want to maintain the so called “spirit of national unity” because they know that if most Igbos leave their area, their economy will take a downturn and probably collapse, trust me, but a wayward aimless drifting troll like you is too ignorant to recognize that fact. However, your ishan/bini/edo people are scavenging all over Africa and middle east like sheep without shepherd, they are being raped and slaughtered by the Arab and Berber militants without impunity, watch the documentary and then come back. And hey, forget the stuff about mobilize and all, because as soon as Igbos are granted independence, only few will remain in other parts of that country named Nigeria.

          • okenwa

            Bros you are wasting your precious time responding to those fools. Just read and pass

          • PureWater1985

            Ok my brother, thanks for the tip. God bless.

          • PureWater1985

            How does seeking independence and self determination threaten you and your people?? So the bloody fulani herdsmen and boko haram terrorists do not threaten you crafty people enough?? You see how EVIL minded you all are. Must we belong to the same country where hate is the order of the day?? Going through your bloody posts shows the type of person you are.

        • okenwa

          You and those that upvoted you are animals.

    • Arkhuma

      Thanks my brother. But I do not feel his actions has permanently destroyed the relationships between the Igbos and their friends from other parts of the country. I still respect my Igbo friends just as they also respect me. We must continue to believe that with understanding and a common sense of purpose, we will defeat those we call leaders who have held our destiny under water for long. If these leaders, be it political or communal, do not quarrel amongst themselves while looting our common assets, why must we the subjugated whip up senseless rhetorics to instigate violence between ourselves. The prototypes of “Kanu” who thrives on hatred must be resisted. They abound in all the tribes; sadistic ethnic bigots who sees nothing good in others.

      Our enemies are the ruling class, we must confront them. Yes there are elements of nepotism in every government. We are seeing it now. We witnessed it under GEJ when even the Igbos were favoured. But what did those favoured easterners did then to develop the East or change the marginalization and restructuring narratives. Nothing! They came, looted their own share and retreated to enjoy it, not minding the cries of their people. Same in all the regions. Those at the receiving end are the downtrodden. We must stick together to change the story for better.

      • tundemash

        Kudos to you!

      • PureWater1985

        So are you saying that Hausa/Fulanis and yorobbas were not favoured during President Jonathan’s regime?? You guys are always economical with the truth.

    • Adams

      Well said.
      I just hope Nigerians will not hold Igbos in general for the actions of some disgruntled few.

      • tundemash

        Just as we should hope some Nigerians don’t hold Muslims and Hausas in general for the actions of some disgruntled few; Boko Haram. You see where I am coming from ?
        IPOB isn’t Igbo. IPOB are the terrorists few.

        • PureWater1985

          I thought you are intelligent. How could you compare IPOB and Boko haram?? You see you people are very CRAFTY and evil. Keep posting trash when you hearor see anything Igbo.

        • okenwa

          So you are no longer yoruba.?

    • Udo

      You know most of you are only speaking big big grammar without wisdom. Which bail terms are you talking about ? You people don’t know what Is human right ? Do you actually think Kanu don’t know what he is doing? For crying out loud that’s not a bail condition rather violating of ur human right, do you know what it means to ask u never to attain to church cos in church there will be more Than 10 pple inside, As someone who’s father is.a king and when ur kings men gathered in the palace you should run inside ur room ? Take Kanu case to ICC u will see how he will put all of u to shame. That judge will resign as others did cos of Kanu case watch out.

      • tundemash

        Mor0n, was a gun put on his head to sign that bail condition ? Did Mandela agree to be let free with bail conditions ? Was MKO not offered to be let free only if he forgoes his mandate ? Your fraudster Kanu told a lie that he was going to treat his “failing” health abandoning his co-conspirators in detention.
        Instead of wailing here, why not pick the baton where Kanu left it ??

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      So you are in agreement that there is no independent judiciary in this era it is FG that decides bail and set your trap for Kanu abi ?

  • Emeka

    When the real leader comes with python dance, fake unemployed miscreants who at 50 still live in their father’s house scamper into hiding. Little do the miscreants know the Police and DSS know their whereabouts, track their telephone locations and monitor their movements. Nnamdi Kanu has shown that he is a mercurial coward with poor parental upbringing.

    • FreeNigeria

      Wow, well said!!!

    • Odumodu

      “When the real leader comes with python dance, …” massacring and murdering defenseless citizens with imported military hardware. You are here promoting arbitrariness and state sponsored terrorism. Big shame on you!

      • Timothy

        Am yet to see on display the dead and their relative claiming damages anywhere in any media whatsoever…how come the numbers are unknown to the people who claim there were dead people?

        • Odumodu

          You refused to see dead bodies! Where did you search? Or you think that the number is smaller than what you anticipated …? Go to the federal medical centre Umuahia, there you will see some of the bodies with bullet wounds. Some are already buried. In Aba, the army shot into a crowd of bystanders, and killed many. These were not agitators. Reason: They want to instill fear into the citizens of Aba so that they will have an idea of what war could look like. The army murdering its defenseless citizens like chicken. Is this the type of country you want to be proud of?

          • Timothy

            I saw the video of how some people were made to lie in muddy waters…very sad I must tell you…it means they will be washing…not bathing for a long time…but I never saw any dead…am sorry unless I am searching for the wrong info…however the dead must has relatives…must have parents….must have a voice….Charlie Boys #OurMumuDonDo never even thought it best to put in a voice for the dead…he is after the headline news ‘NNPC’. Obyezekwesili never even thought it was disheartening to have people killed but she is more concerned about BrinBackOurGirls….I must commend her for pursuing a just cause…but you see this one…all this people simply removed themselves from it…meaning it was damned the moment it became violent…there was no dead body…forget what they may want you to think…if there was all hell would be let loose in Igboland I can tell you that…

        • Biafran 1967

          Nigerian media is controlled by yorubas.

          • Timothy

            Seriously….is that your best excuse for the whole world not to see what actually happened? So let me get you correctly all media owned by Yorubas and AIT and Channels and Silverbird…none is owned by Igbos? WOW!

          • Julius

            So, stop reading them !

        • okenwa

          Can’t you take a visit to his house because it has become a tourist site these days.

          • Julius

            I’m sure you are selling tickets to see the house. lmaoooo ! smh

    • laki

      When has it become a crime to live in your fathers house at his hometown

      • Emeka

        When you are old enough to demand independence from your parents before you can become competent to manage your own life or demand independence from Nigeria. How can a full grown man still fed by his father manage others?

        • Timothy

          I dont think you needed to reply her…men know what it means to be independence and carter for your immediate family and not depend on your extended and old parents.

          • laki

            He stays with his wife in London and stays in his father house in the village. What is wrong with that. Most people stay together in a family house in the village and what is wrong about that.

          • Timothy

            You say it because you are not Igbo…no igbo man wants to be living in his father’s house at that age no matter what his father is….its a pride of joy to have your own place and your children can come and stay when they come back home and not rubbing shoulders with their fathers siblings….ask around you will know….the ones who cant afford to build their own house are sometimes considered as lazy or incompetent to cater for their own….so you stay in your father’s house eat his food and roam around in his car and living off him because you are what? With your other siblings living in the same house? Married with children and all of you just stay in your fathers house to be fed? At that age an average Igbo man like to feel proud they can take care of their fathers and provide what they need and remove themselves from unnecessary confrontation with their other siblings. Am Igbo…so I know..

          • laki

            In Igbo land, there are igbo men without their own home and they live in their family house. I know a family, he has many Rich children.. they are above 60 and they all come back to the family house. So it is not an abomination. If someone want to built, he is welcome to do so but it is not a crime to be in your parents house at his age.

        • laki

          Independence from from parents is more that erecting a structure in your home town.

      • Man_Enough

        Even you know that there is time for everything. There is time to leave your father and mother and cling to your wife and children and become 1 with them.

        • laki

          Most men that have build their house outside the father’s house are still clinging to their parents and have not become one with them. That statement goes beyound having a roof.

        • okenwa

          First sons don’t leave their father’s house in igboland and the compound is not sharable. They can renovate or rebuild their father’s house or build more if there is enough land. KANU is heir to the throne of his father and cannot build a house outside the palace.

          • laki

            I concur. The fathers house is his entitlement.

        • Odumodu

          Where is Ooni of Ife currently living?

    • Ceejay ilo

      We have all these leaders and tech yet Shekau remains elusive till date? Same leaders that fail to build institutions that will keep/put them in check. Ordinary monkey pox test analysis is done in Senegal. Dullard leaders and praise worshippers everywhere.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      Well the first son always inherits the fathers home in Igbo custom. Nnamdi is a prince.

    • okenwa

      Nnamdi KANU is a prince and a potential future king when his father dies. So which house are you talking about when has has a palace?

  • Timothy

    I think the 3rd option is good lets wait…time heals all wounds and maybe clears all memory of existence

    • Julius

      I was praying that he should take the 3rd option..glad he did. Good much.lolz

      • Biafran 1967

        Hope you’re still lolzing when the confirmation of Kanu’s death at the hands of the yoruba army is made. Wiser folks than you have decided not to inflame Nigeria, something that doesn’t concern you as you’re enjoying the benefits of a proper democracy in America.

        • Julius

          Chei, na Yoruba army now ? I be think say dem be Fulanis..lmaoooooo, you are such a delusional folks and it ain’t even funny. Everything in Nigeria concerns me but, I won’t go into that because you won’t get it, you are not a bright fella.

          • Onyekachi Okoronnkwo

            Julius.You got it wrong.I stand with Gary without any sentiment.The military knew it that they were wrong hence the denial that they did not attack Nnamdi Kan’s house after clear evidence. Until Nnamdi Kanu is found the circumstance that led to his vanishing also held the military responsible for it not the sureties. By the way is it the military’s job to go and arrest Nnamdi or that of police? IPOB supporters around with Nnamdi Kanu during the invasion were killed and their bodies carted away by the military. It may likely be they have killed Kanu and carted his body away to effect denial that they do not know his where about. And this may be the likely reason the military latter denied ever attacking his house. Few weeks before the attack on Kanu’s house the federal government filed an application seeking for Kanu’s rearrest before the October 17 Court hearing of his case for breaching his bail conditions, but the court turned it down. What stops the military from exercising patience till the due date of hearing his case arrived.The military by so doing what they did have absolved the sureties of any blame. Even if there is a speculation that Kanu escaped, it is just an assumption until proven otherwise. There were evidences of destruction,body harms and killings during an attempt to capture Kanu when he has not disobeyed Court order to appear before it which is an aberration on the side of the executive arm of the government. Any negative judgement against the sureties of Kanu will be seen as a judicial bias especially when this government of Buhari is known to be disregarding Court orders and always trying to influence Court decisions. The family of Nnamdi and those killed are ever ready to testify as some of them came to Court also with tears yesterday 17th of October. Kanu did not evade justice but the military and Nigerian government have distorted his case and should be held responsible for that. Let us put on our thinking caps on this matter.

          • Julius

            I really stopped reading your book after a couple of lines. I guess if the FGN got some intelligent that kanu was about to unleash some violent in that community the government should wait till his case comes up in court. Right ?

          • okenwa

            Sound comment.

      • okenwa

        Wait until he is back in court.

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Justice Binta Nyako, must try to be in-tune with current development around us as felon, Nnamdi Kanu, has escaped to London,UK. where he resides before he came back to Nigeria, to commence IPOB-Biafra Republic, crisis in order to break-up Nigeria-entity.Felon Nnamdi Kanu, went under-ground after the IPOB/military crisis when Nnamdi Kanu and his militants group, stoned military vehicles while passing through his family,s compound which resulted to the response of the army against the Biafran-terror group.That led to Nnamdi Kanu,s going under-ground and scouting for means to return back to London,UK.

    • utolason

      Mr Dr, the courts don’t act on speculation but on evidence before them.

      • Höly Wähala

        Fake baba alamo he is, no one takes his retarded views seriously, we all know he is #Dele Awoloshi, the jobless dirty Igbo hater… a Yoropig!

    • Dazmillion

      Dr you need common sense because that is the only way you would be able to understand that the courts do not act on propaganda spewed from the dirty mouth of Lai Mohammad

    • Biafran 1967

      London is not the same as your zoo. If he flew into UK he would be on record as having arrived in UK. The Nigerian government would then apply to the UK Home Office to extradite him to face trial. Be honest, your Nigerian Ape PC army have killed Kanu but you guys don’t know what the reaction would be if that news gets out so you can lie that he’s escaped, as that is not a very unlikely thing to believe, in ordinary circumstances.

      • TOBBY777

        For agument sake, let us agree with our faulty lines that kanu has been killed by the military, what happened to all the ranting that nothing must happen to him, sould anything appen to him the Igbos will burn down the entire nation? You mean you knew the zoo killed him and you guys went to sleep? Haba stop deceiving yourself, you knew your abino ran away, you knew he never had the capacity to back up is statement, you knew he was a noise maker and an attention seeker who has gotten enough of it, you know he was not to be trusted, you knew you have beeen fooled by kanu but you just have to continue to pretend that all is well when the reverse is the case. WITHOUT LOVE, LIFE IS A MISTAKE.

    • Jon

      Are you now claiming that The UK is harboring a terrorist? If Kanu is truly in The UK, then, your country, Nigeria – a zoo, does not know what terrorism is. So, Nnamdi Kanu was right all along to label your country, a big zoo.

      • TOBBY777

        Alam escapes from the UK hosuse arrest dressed like a woman you called it a civilised society and kanu who was on bail ran away from Nigeria ou called Nigeria a zoo. Wait a minute, what hapened to all you rantings? What happened to no soilder can come to biafra land and arrest me? What happened to any soldier that come to biafra land to arrest willl never never go back home? What happened to there wont be elections in biafra land until a date for referendum is given? What happened to the bsss that was supposed to protect kanu? What happened to the 2 million pesons that will help him to Bring Buhari´s head to biafraland?

        Your hero and mentor is now a fugitive courtesy of a cattle loving Buhari, your run away clown cant even talk on radio biafra right now cause that will annouce his presence in the uk, your abino cant even issue any presss statement right now. When he eventually come out tomorrow elements like you willl continue to hail him. He wasas, is and will forever remain a huge failure. Please make sure the November 18 2017 elections in Anambra state dont hold cause he also ranted that his arrest will enforce 200 percent compliance and since you still continue to deceive yourself that he is with the military, please make sure nobocy comes out to voe on November 18, 2017. WITHOUT LOVE, LIFE IS A MISTAKE.

    • okenwa

      Which kind of doctor be this?

  • Bright Ezeh

    Demanding for Referendum is never a crime any where in the world but military killing lnnocent and harmless civilians is a genocide, God will see us through, up biafra

    • utolason

      Oh dear! Kanu is not being charged for asking for a referendum!!

      • Dazmillion

        He is charged for hanging an antenna on a mast. A charge which should have been throw out for malicious persecution same as the soon to be thrown out declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organization

  • Bright Ezeh

    The entire South is under fulanis and hausas military siege, what is the military doing in South West ,

    • tundemash

      Tribal bigot alert !

      • Julius

        Hahahahahaha, you can smell them from across the Atlantic ocean.

    • Julius

      What has that got to do with the topic ?

  • MilitaryPolice01

    Top respects to Justice Nyako, no doubt a woman with the milk of human kindness; but unfortunately such people are taking for a ride even though she is trying to mitigate the affliction faced by the defendant.

    Ignorance is a disease.

  • Hah!

    The Biafran Senator should forfeit the 100M, and his Abuja property for failing to produce Charlatan.

    • Dazmillion

      God in his infinite mercy gave you a perfectly functioning brain. Why dont you use it?

      • Hah!

        Noted

  • Gary

    One wonders at the quality of legal counsels handling this case for the sureties.
    It is known even to those at the Space Station that the federal government’s precipitate action of ordering troops to assault Kanu at his home and the latter’s subsequent disappearance are intervening circumstances that should discharge the sureties from their obligations to produce the defendant in court.
    End of story. And I’m not even a lawyer.

    Justice Nyako knows all that has happened since she granted Kanu bail but she needs to have the defence formally put it before the court for her to give a ruling.

    Hey Senator Abaribe & Co, go get yourselves a good lawyer. You can thank me later. By standing for justice and democracy for our people.

    • Cypo Cyprian

      Good point, Abaribe’s lawyers are bunch of failure.

      • Biafran 1967

        I think they’re scared to say the truth about the Nigerian Army.

        • okenwa

          I am sure the next sitting will be different.

    • Olusola

      That is no ground for a discharge. Evidence will be demanded by the court to the effect that FGN has Kanu in custody and they have none. You are not a lawyer so stay away!

      • Gary

        Lest you think you made any sense, you’re just being ignored. This discussion is between sensible folks, not morons.

        • Olusola

          So it would massage your ego if I agreed with your post despite the fact that you are dead wrong? Humility is a virtue you know. You already stated you knew little of law, which means you offered yourself for correction only to turn around and be offended! Anyway goodluck to you. I dont throw insults at people.

      • newday

        The state that did away with Kanu, knowing that he has a court date cannot be expecting him in its court, w/out being hypocritic.

      • okenwa

        Didn’t the army invade his home and kill him or took him away. Can you withstand millitary might? Tomorrow you will hear the govt saying we have arrested KANU.

    • Julius

      Gary, you can go to law school starting from tomorrow and become a lawyer you can go to court and advance your argument that intervening circumstances other than death should get your client out from being responsible for what he signed and GUARANTEED ! Let me give you a lil advice, you will lose that argument.

      • topdonvin

        what do u mean by intervening circumstances?

        • topdonvin

          we had a situation that have jeopardized the compliance process of these agreements and u are talking about intervening circumstances. I don’t really get it

        • Julius

          lolz, ask Gary, kanu side lawyer !

          • esmondwil

            But Gary is right

          • Julius

            Okay, we shall see..won’t we ?

          • okenwa

            In a jungle called Nigeria abi?

          • newday

            Julius is a sick man. You either believe in the rule of law or u don’t. No body doubts what strong men & Leviathans can do.

      • Gary

        Let me educate you since you’re slightly above average from your fellow BMC eRats.
        Kanu was released into the custody of upstanding citizens with guarantees of bail surety.
        The sureties are/were obliged to ensure that the defendant did not jump bail or evade the trial lest the sureties will lose the guaranteed money.
        It is not reasonable nor foreseeable that the Nigerian Army, acting as agents of the state that is prosecuting the defendant, would ahead of the resumption of trial forcefully assault the defendant in his place of abode registered by the court; and cause his disappearance.

        Now here’s the clincher, you moron, no court on Earth will validly hold the sureties responsible for ensuring the safety of the defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, from the actions undertaken by troops. Said operations that the world saw and resulted in the loss of lives.
        The minute the soldiers stormed Kanu’s homestead, there was nothing the sureties could do maintain their custody of the defendant in the face of overwhelming military might.
        Do you get the argument now, dummy? Or you folks are too blinded by hate and your mercenary payments to see its validity in the court of law?
        Even if Justice Nyako yields to pressure from the AGF, I am confident that any unfavorable ruling from her will be overturned by an Appellate Court.
        The military, in assaulting Kanu at his home, took responsibility for his custody. Simplicita.
        There’s a reason why Law students are required to take courses in Logic. Try reading a bit so you folks can at least be a little smarter than your cult-hero without School Certificate.

        • Julius

          Dude, you are giving yourself blood pressure for nothing. Watch what will happen to the Senator.Fools like you always say “no court in the world will do this or that” Watch and learn if the Judge refuse the bribe.

          • Buchi Lucci Ezeokeke

            bro, just shut the hell up. I thought you had a better point of argument to counter his second explanation.

          • Carlos

            Julius please don’t you bad language on any one. This is an intellectual discussion. A lot of the post are in support of your sound argument including myself. It is obvious that the senator who stood surety for KANU is in a big mess. That is why he is very eager to disqualify himself from the surety arrangement. Obviously, he is heading to jail. God bless you.

          • Julius

            That’s the language that some folks understand. Hope you are also reading his comments.

          • okenwa

            Terrorist don’t appear in courts

        • TOBBY777

          You are turning your assumption to the position of things. The military were carrying out their constitutional duties, they never invaded the home of kanu as you alleged, rather it was ipob that blocked the road and refuse the military pass cause some clowns were given some black berret with a tag of bss, they threw stones, bottles and planks at the military, they again posted these videos. your run away kanu issued a statement saying his bss send away the Nigeria army who were disturbing his sleep and many of you clapped for him. the army decided to organise a little python dance close to his house he ran away and you guys are blaming the army.

          You forgot to tell yourself that kanu has violated all his bail conditions. The poor soul he called a lawyer never deem it necessary to apply for his bail variation when he was released, he decided to after the man has violated his bail conditions, and it is expedient for the federal governmen tto reply his motion and you guys turned tohereply to mean the government wanted to revoke his bail conditions forgetting to tell yourself it was him that first applied to the court.

          What were you expecting? The Federal Govrnment should look the other way round and not reply kanu´s motion? kanu is known for having a very big mouth without stuffs to back them up. Wait a minute, Buhari have evidence that he went to schoool, kanu has no schoool certificate not that I know off. He was a drop out in the university before he left Nigeria and he did not atend any schoool in the UK or are you one of those that bought the dummy that he went to schoool in the UK?

          The senator that is asking to be discharged as his surety knew more than you, h eknew kanu is not with the military, he knew kanu is not dead, he knew kanu has gone into hiding, kanu knew if he had appeared in court two days back his bail would have been revoked cause he forged some medical reports to get bail and the forgery became public knowledge. From the actions of the senator it is clear they were lookin gupto the next adjourned date to wash off their hands from his mdness. Smart persons that ahve been following this ase knew kanu lost it the dayction in the southe ast starting with Anambra state. You guys should tell yourselves the truth even if it is once by asking kanu to come out of hiding and rush to Abuja with his 2 milion ipob members to get Buhari´s head. WITHOUT LOVE, LIFE IS A MISTAKE.

        • okenwa

          Gbam.

      • newday

        Jungle justice took over since mid Sept, impatient with the rule of law as the world watched.

    • newday

      U dont need to be told that those who consisstentlt opposed Kanu’s bail by 2 courts are at Justice Nyako’s throat. I hope she remains a Daniel!

    • Carlos

      Gary, very sound reasoning. The invasion of Kanu’s home is a separate matter to the matter at hand. The judge has granted bail on the basis of sureties provided. Therefore, in an open court the jugde is bound to ask about the whereabouts of KANU from the sureties. That is the way law operates. However, as we saw on Channels TV last night, the legal counsel of KANU said he doesn’t know the whereabouts of KANU and he has gone to the same court asking for FG to produce KANU because this is another matter entirety different from that of the sureties. God bless you.

      • okenwa

        But the army is a govt organ and govt is a party to this case. Actually the govt is kanu’s number one enemy so why sending the army to invade his home instead of waiting for him in court. Govt which is a party in this case made a mistake.

    • TOBBY777

      You needs a career in comedy bro. Sentiments and conjuctions dont win cases but fact do. kanu was violating his bail condidtions with grace and you guys clapped for him, he was running his mouth with impunity and you guys hailed him, the vidoes ipob members posted on facebook and all social medias shows them attacking the army and no the otehr way round. kanu brother and emma powerless told the world kanu has gone into hiding. The military was attacked by kanu captives on the 11th day of September 2017 and kanu issued a statement that he wont honour the meeting with the suoth east governor on the 15th of September 2017 because he was scared and his lawyer turned around to drag the army to court to produce kanu.

      How can a supposed lawyer file an application in one court and ask another court to hear the aplication? kanu should be man enough, he shoudl come out of hiding and face his charges, at least he has some 2 million persons who will folow him to Abuja to bring the head of Buhari to the south east. WITHOUT LOVE, LIFE IS A MISTAKE.

    • okenwa

      They were just testing the waters and as you can see the judge did not disappoint in showing her biasness, so they will come back prepared.

  • Dazmillion

    Ewu awusa

  • PRINCE EDU

    How can one expect the person one proscribed terrorist (and a leader of terrorist group for that matter) to appear in a legal court for trial after which he would go back to his house until next trial? This is disgraceful and shameful too– Nigeria is indeed a shameless country ruled by blocked old brains. I am so ashamed of that country.

    • Kickboxer

      ZOO?

    • okenwa

      See me see wahala.

  • Man_Enough

    By the time the court strips him of the bail, he will be declared wanted and the python will sniff him out of his hideout.

  • 0tile

    With the mantra of one North one destiny the North is bound to choke us to death.

  • newday

    That guy is a yoro using Emeka as cover.

  • Olu-Lion

    I love this part: “Even if you apply from today till next year, this court will only have one of these three options for you: produce the defendant, pay the bond or demand for time to come and explain to court,”

    That’s why Banks will warn you never to surety anyone you dont know very well

  • Decimator

    “Even if you apply from today till next year, this court will only have
    one of these three options for you: produce the defendant, pay the bond
    or demand for time to come and explain to court,” she said. PT

    Kudos to premium times for accurate reporting of what transpired in that court room.

    All interpretations of all sourts are circulating around already. But just following this statement the Jugde did exactly what she should do as at now that no formal complaint of developments has reached her desk.

    She can only deliberate on the facts she has at hand untill there are formally new complaints.It has nothing to do with whether she knows of an invasion or declaration of Terrorism. That is not yet the matter in her court.

    Simply right for now untill that formal complaint or explanation is made.

    Thanks

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