Suit seeking revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail may not be heard till October

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. [Photo credit: Daily Times Nigeria]

Despite the government’s application for the revocation of the bail of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, the case may not be heard till the next adjourned date on October 17, PREMIUM TIMES can report.

The justice ministry in August announced it had filed an application seeking the cancellation of the bail granted Mr. Kanu.

The government accused the IPOB leader of violating his bail conditions granted by Justice Binta Nyako over his trial for alleged treason.

Should the court revoke the bail, Mr. Kanu could be re-arrested and detained; with Nigerians expressing diverse views on the matter.

When asked when the government’s request would be heard by the court, Salihu Isah, spokesperson for the Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami, said the date of hearing on the matter will be made public, once fixed.

“When it is time, we will let you know. The matter will surely be heard publicly,” said Mr Isah said.

Reacting, the IPOB leader’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the only information within his reach is that all matters regarding his client will be heard at the next adjourned date, thus indicating the government’s request will not be heard until October 17.

Mr. Kanu is facing trial alongside four other defendants on allegations of treasonable felony among other offences.

He was first charged in October 2015 and held in detention by Nigerian security operatives till April, 25 when an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court granted him bail on health grounds.

The court listed 12 main conditions including an order that Mr. Kanu must not be seen in a crowd of more than 10 people and that he must not grant interviews to journalists. He was also to avoid holding any form of rally.

The Nigerian government recently accused Mr. Kanu of ‘flagrant disobedience’ of the court order and called for his re-arrest.

Mr Kanu is also accused of acting against the security interest of the nation by establishing the Biafra security service, an illegal outfit according to the Nigerian government.

Although Mr Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor said the move to re-arrest his client is an inappropriate action, lawyers have said that the Nigerian government acted within its constituted powers to initiate the appeal.

Mr. Kanu has dared the Nigerian government, saying he cannot be re-arrested, despite the said application.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari had said shortly after his return from medical vacation that the government will not tolerate any attempt at dividing the nation. Mr Buhari also warned some persons and groups against “crossing the national red lines.”

The president also noted in the August 21 speech that a discussion he had with the late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, a prominent leader from the South-eastern region, had harped on the indissolubility of Nigeria’s union.

Mr. Ojukwu, a former military governor of the old eastern region, led the Biafran side in the July 6, 1967- January 15, 1970, Civil War that rocked the nation and left in its wake huge human and material losses.


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  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The known national virus with our national judicial commission, NJC. is the bribes for favourable judgement by our judges and justices under chief justice Onnoghen, as corruption culture advances within the Nigerian courts for favourable judgement.Very sad indeed.

    • Jon

      Calling for referendum is not a crime. Kanu should not have been arrested in the first place. Calling for referendum is self-determination guaranteed under International law.

      • Jon

        Buhari should be arrested for disobeying series of court orders. That is what is done in western civilized democracies.

      • marcos avelino

        Some things cannot be done practically even if they seem reasonable by law. Referendum may be possible de jure but impractical de facto. If you call for dismemberment of nigeria so that you can take a part of it , that may cause a domino effect and a total breakdown of the whole edifice and structure at a very high human cost because of the resultant chaos. That can not be allowed by any country not withstanding your so called rights under International law. Any how Ibos do not come under endangered people or indigenous or aboriginal peoples as interpreted by the UN charter of minority Groups . Its all hot air . The British brouht you into Nieria by conquest and if you want to get out then be ready for a total war! just like the US government (the Union) rejected the claims of secession and regarded the Confederacy illegitimate and fought them to submission

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          We are not related to you, why are you so cowardly to face life without Igbos ? WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR HONOUR AS A HUMAN BEING, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR DIGNITY ? IF SOMEONE DOES NOT LIKE ME , I CALL THE BLUFF AND GO MY WAY . LOOK HERE WE DO WANT BIAFRA, WE ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT . Nigeria is an obstacle to our development, we feel we can do better on our own , please go ….just go and be a man !!

          There will be no war and we must go…go and hang if that hurts you !!

          • marcos avelino

            You are not the only ones in this ship , you will not be allowed to scuttle it , your hands will be cut off with iron if try to destroy the nigerian ship. No one wants you but you will not be allowed to unravel the nigerian nation. You have your puny SE ( only 29,000 km sqd – less than 30 % of Niger State ) go and live there you have yr governors no one is oppressing , it is you who are spreading corruption and mischief in the land.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Your dysfunctional ship is already sinking , it will never stay afloat with the kind of sectional tyrant who captains it. Buhari’s violent policies and his exclusion /marginalization antics remain the most enhancing catalyst for the quick break up of Nigeria. Are you too blind to notice the recent stance of the SW AND MD-BELT? The public opinion in the non Hausa-Fulani states is gravitating towards decentralization, Buhari is sinking the ship speedily and he is making a very good job of it by python dancing in the SE WHICH THE REST OF THE SOUTH VIEW AS CRUDE AND UNDEMOCRATIC.

            We cannot cope with your feudal-fascist mentality , we are natural democrats and we respect human life unlike your barbaric north where human life can be snuffed out en mass for the flimsiest of reasons, we are Judeo-Christians, we have a liberal approach to life in general,we cherish freedom in thought, actions and life-style unlike your Sharia enclave of backwardness. Imagine you deploying laws written down by nomadic desert Arabs more than 1000 years ago to govern a 21st century democracy and you expect us to hang around with you. YOU NEED TO PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE !!

          • marcos avelino

            Yes Judeo-Christian you respect human lives – tell that to the marines
            The few instances below belie your claim mr neo judeo – christian
            Jesus has 42 children mauled by bears.
            In 2 Kings 2:23-24, some kids tease the prophet Elisha, and Jesus sends bears to dismember them. (Newer cosmetic translations say the bears “maul” the children, but the original Hebrew, baqa, means “to tear apart.”)
            A tribe slaughtered and their virgins raped for not showing up at roll call.
            In Judges 21:1-23
            The Amorites destroyed by sword and by Jesus’s rocks.
            In Joshua 10:10-11,
            Jesus kills 50,000 people for curiosity.
            In 1 Samuel 6:19, Jesus kills 50,000 men for peeking into the ark of the covenant.
            Genocide after genocide after genocide.
            In Joshua 6:20-21, Jesus helps the Israelites destroy Jericho, killing “men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys.” In Deuteronomy 2:32-35, Jesus has the Israelites kill everyone in Heshbon, including children. In Deuteronomy 3:3-7, Jesus has the Israelites do the same to the people of Bashan. In Numbers 31:7-18, the Israelites kill all the Midianites except for the virgins, whom they take as spoils of war. In 1 Samuel 15:1-9, Jesus tells the Israelites to kill all the Amalekites – men, women, children, infants, and their cattle – for something the Amalekites’ ancestors had done 400 years earlier.

          • Senator D

            They are called ritualistic people, kidnappers, drug peddlers, baby factories and so many unprintable names and now they finally want to leave so you can have Nigeria to yourselves and you say it’s by-force they (East) must stay?

          • Gbola

            Shut your face.

            Didn’t the Arewas ask you to leave ??

            Not only that, didn’t Cownu also ask Biyafarans living in the North, to leave abd relocate to his father’s compound ??

            Abegiiiii.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Frustrated imp.

          • Gbola

            That title belongs to your father.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            YOU NEVER HAD A FATHER NOR FATHERLY LOVE, THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR FATHERHOOD .

          • Gbola

            Lolll…

            Are you pained ??

            Don’t rain insults or abuses otherwise I’ll redirect you to your father.

        • emmanuel

          You hardly know history and follow global happenings. Please read the UN Charter carefully.
          Only those who want trouble turn the UN Charter upside down to give them warped interpretation, but run away when stifling the agitation of others lead to unimaginable crises.
          The Igbos are on course and must not relent. Every activity of the government put up to oppress them end being a plus for the struggle.
          It is good that IPOB or whatever group have not considered violence (the last option) as the best approach to their agitations.
          The more they try to hound you, the more the world appreciate your struggle and give tacit support.
          Spain is going through their own case and no one is killed or maimed for ask to leave. Nigeria cannot be an exception

        • Senator D

          Nigeria was man’s creation… What law says that a man’s creation cannot be re-created or made better????

      • Arabakpura

        Buhari sowed wind where Nnamdi Kanu is concerned; now she is reaping whirlwind! I have not an iota of sympathy for any outcome!

      • Gbola

        Is soliciting for Arms to wage war against a country the same as calling for a referendum ??

        • Senator D

          Is asking for your people to fill the streets with the bloods of dogs and baboons NOT a crime? Ask Buhari what happened to him despite such statement… Liar and double-speaker!

          • Gbola

            Lollll @ “double speaker”.

  • emmanuel

    The news of the Army going to occupy the South East is a good development for self-determination.
    My candid advice to the Igbo’s, which the South South people should copy, is do good documentation of the suppressive attempts of the Federal structure; including videos of every atrocities they will, both at checkpoints which are clustered around and impedes normal human activities as evidence of the need to be allowed out of Nigeria.
    Please note that you must continue to ask for a negotiation of your assets as you go along in your efforts. This is done globally, so no one should tout you with that.
    The army of occupation is a plus for the agitation, just like the arrest of Kanu heightened the activities

  • Kickboxer

    Brainless Buhari and his Zoo attorney general should be arrested for disobeying court orders…if not, the Zoo remains a thick jungle of lawless of govt RODENT king, hynas, baboons, and jackals, so much so that the so-called president (rodent king) and so-called chief law enforcement office (hyna) continue to flout ZOO court orders with reckless abandonment in the ANIMAL kingdom, a ZOO indeed!

  • Höly Wähala

    @Premium Times,
    Stop misinforming your readers with distorted news. Kanu’s charges have since been downgraded and treasonous crimes are not part of the charges he currently faces. Useless Yoropig press giddily expecting Kanu to be sent back to jail. Evil people, fetish and mischievous pfools. Nonsense.

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      True talk !!

      • Julius

        But you keep reading them too . Right ?

    • Julius

      I just wish your biafraud press will make things right with you. You can stop reading yoropig press.

      • Höly Wähala

        Ever heard the phrase, ‘lies not refuted become truths’? We will keep coming so dirty bigots like you don’t run with Fake News… IPOB are certainly better with propaganda than your predictable slimy pigs of the SW, get lost! I will be here and around to keep hunting & tormenting you ignorant wicked pflools. iTout!

        • Senator D

          Thumbs up Sir!

        • Julius

          Yeah, we were also told that Ojukwu and the biafools s were so good in propaganda. Remember when they were sending pictures of malnutritioned children to the UN and all over the world ? Tell me what happened … the result..abeg. Truth is you are bad in everything, you choose or back the wrong horse all day long. You know it all bullies ain’t shit and we all know it. Your obsession with ‘yoropigs’ is so telling.I think it’s becoming mental. I’m not telling you what site to go for your news but, if you are of sound minds, you will stay away from what or where enrages your mental fitness. Its seems like you are tormenting yourself. Keep it up and congrats.

      • emmanuel

        Yopig press? That has long changed.
        If you want lies, unsubstantiated fake news, it is usually from that axis

    • Gbola

      You’re a bloody liar.

      Treasonous Felony is still amongst the charges preferred against Cownu.

      It’s the other charges that were amended.

      Eleri’bu jati-jati.

      • Höly Wähala

        Mind reproducing the Judge’s ruling on the adjusted charges, that is how to argue intelligently in public. Insult all you want but, reproduce the charges Nnamdi Kanu will face on Oct. 17th this year. Much as you are a gadfly on his cause you still do not have the retentive memory to know the latest about his trial, you are just a jobless tout driven by ethnic hatred that will consume you and dirty yoropigs like you. Imbecile. I dare you to reproduce the charges if you are a man. iTout, ignornat bigot… Get lost!

        • Gbola

          You’re the biggest Moron if you fail to reproduce the latest charge sheet that you allege has his Treasonable Felony withdrawn OR reduced.

          Useless he-goat !!

          • Höly Wähala

            C’mon shut up dia and reproduce it… I knew you won’t dare that was why I dared your ignorant pandering ass to reproduce the charges. For your enlightenment, only one of the defendants is still facing charges bothering on treason for the gun recovered in his house… Guess who that is, iMoron, dirty stoopid hateful pig. Keep salivating for the day you will re-write your sadistic “joke” on news that innocent Igbos have again been slaughered by the barbaric Nigerian Army, jobless yoro sadist…
            Tribal giant of jingoism. Animal!

          • Gbola

            You need not be unleashing the unhappiness and misery thats always trailed your life here in social media.

            Lolll

            I make no apologies for the Biyafarans killed by the Police today. Neither do I have any sympathy for them.

            Nnamidiot put them up for this. So that’s his and your problem.

            On the other hand, you’re the bloody coward that hides behind your keyboard but urging the ignoramuses to their own demise.

            Now, to the current discourse –
            You made the allegation that the charge of Treasonable Felony had been reduced.
            So you’re the retarded one that needs to reproduce that charge sheet that buttresses your stance.

            Eleri’bu jati-jati.

          • Höly Wähala

            Get lost with your silly pandering… I am at work right now and not you trailing and trolling Nnamdi Kanu, what has he done to you? Sadist, I will reproduce your jokes about the dead to prove to the world that you are just a little jobless yoropig without focus in life. You lost the race a long time ago and Ndigbo are not responsible for your lowlife failures… Go and look for work, you are a gadfly on this Kanu issue and rather notorious bigot, you can’t hide from that. Didn’t need to read your rant to run you through the mill, nkapia. If you had my popularity and name-recognition online you would use it to market virtiol and your acidic mindset. Uneducated moron trying to come across as someone he isn’t, you make an arse of yourself and none else. Ode who doesn’t know that Yoruba is a “nation” yet, went to argue with a small girl your daughter’s age. Shameless tout!

          • Gbola

            “…… If you had my popularity and name-recognition online you would use it to market virtiol ……….”.

            ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■

            OMG !!

            You exhibit so much low self esteem that it’s pathetic.

            At your old haggard age, you have absolutely nothing worthy or of value to brag about that you have to resort to the popularity you attain via senseless upvotes in online social mediums.

            That’s just plain sad of you !!

            This ought to bring tears to the faces of your daughters and your german slot that stooped so low (even as a prostitute) to marry a pathetic moron like you.

            Ive told you many a times and I’ll say it one more time – “You’re a disgrace to your entire family”.

            Agbaya eleri’bu !!
            At your old age of 53, boasting about being popular ONLINE as if that’s an achievement.

            Eranko jati-jati.

          • Ade Omowest

            Stop wasting your time replying to that drug addict called Holy SHIT Wahala. The guy is an Efulefu Nwa Osu that has been banished from Aguleri/Umuleri to Germany where he resides under the bridge after washing dead bodies for for a living.
            .

    • Senator D

      Nigeria was man’s creation (The Europeans)… What law says that a man’s creation (Europeans handiwork) cannot be re-created or made better???? People say Nigeria’s co-existence cannot be negotiated says who? NOT even the ALMIGHTY GOD can make such statements because HE gave mankind the free-will of association…

    • Nwa_Africa

      You are a moron………..Go and start work by licking the toto of your old cargo German woman…………………

      • Höly Wähala

        IGNOORED… sick, uncouth, lacking in parental guidance. Get lost!

  • Senator D

    They are called ritualistic people, kidnappers, drug peddlers, baby factories and so many unprintable names and now they finally want to leave so the North can have Nigeria to themselves and they (North) say it’s by-force they must stay? Nah wah ooooo!!!

  • Senator D

    They are called ritualistic people, kidnappers, drug peddlers, baby factories and so many unprintable names and now they finally want to leave so the North can have Nigeria to themselves and they (North) say it’s by-force they (East) must stay? Nah wah ooooo, Is it by-force??? Let these Thieves, prostitutes, Lazy noise makers go nah? The North is full of hard-working, nice loving people, diligent, educated and well behaved men and women. What do they want these Ibos for? After-all these Ibos have no hope to survive! Kindly grant them a referendum and let them go… What is complicated about that, if NOT for the fact that you are the thief (IBB, Abacha, Abdulsalami, Buhari and so on), the drug peddlers (Gen. Jeremiah Oseni (Dino Melaye was your drug courier), IBB (Gloria Okon was one of your couriers), and so on), Prostitutes (we know what your women do in Saudi and other Arab countries)…

  • Senator D

    Nigeria was man’s creation (The Europeans)… What law says that a man’s creation (Europeans handiwork) cannot be re-created or made better????

  • Senator D

    People say Nigeria’s co-existence cannot be negotiated says who (The Fulani North)??? NOT even the ALMIGHTY GOD can make such statements because HE gave mankind the free-will of association… How dare the NORTH say they own and decide the fate of other Ethnic groups in Nigeria?

  • shola

    “Mr. Ojukwu, a former military governor of the old eastern region, led the Biafran side in the July 6, 1967- January 15, 1970, Civil War that rocked the nation and left in its wake huge human and material losses.“
    This is part of Nigeria history and this must always be in the Nigeria curriculum as the Germans Hitler era do.

  • Senator D

    If I was not part of an agreement how is that agreement document binding on me??? The Nigerian constitution is faulty and every one in Nigeria knows it except for the Fulani North… Why would such important document be written by a few and foisted on the rest of us and we must be forced to accept such arrangement??

  • Senator D

    The constitution was not written in 1998 but in 1996… Late Pa Rewane of NADECO raised this issue when Abacha was trying to transform to civilian President with all the Political Parties endorsing him as their sole candidate…Shut-Up! If you do not know the Northern Agenda…Abdulsalam Abubakar after the Northern meeting to pacify the West (Yorubas) dusted the rusty constitution and polished it with the leadership of the Supreme Military Council and gave it to Obasanjo to run the Vision, that is why the revenue formula, National Assembly representation and many other constitutional matters favour the North…That constitution needs to be thorn to shreds and a new one written by a collective representation……………………..