IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail on Health Grounds with Strict Conditions

IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu Granted Bail on Health Grounds with Strict Conditions

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday admitted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to bail on health grounds.

In a brief ruling, Justice Binta Nyako, said that she was convinced that Kanu was ill and needed more medical attention than the Nigerian Prisons was giving him.

“The first defendant, Nnamdi Kanu, called the court for bail on health grounds and is only the living that could stand trial. So I want to give him bail so that he can attend to the health and and trial alive, “Nyako said.

She, however, ordered that while on bail, Kanu must hold a rally, grant any questions, or be in a concentration of more than 10 people.

Nyako other bail conditions include three sureties in the sum of N100 million each.

She added that one of the sureties must be a very senior made one of Igbo extraction as a Senator.

In other surety must be highly respected Jewish leader since Kanu said religion and Hebrew, while the third person must be a highly respected man who possessed landed and is resident in Abuja.

The judge further ordered that Kanu must specify both the Nigerian and British passports with the court that a report on the progress of health care must be made available to it on a monthly basis.

However, she refused bail to the three other defendants standing trial Kanu, the Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

The judge observed that the only reason she admitted Kanu bail because he was sick.

She said that although the charge of terrorism was played out on the defendants, the charge of treasonable felony hanging on to a serious crime.

She refused a second application case, three for a review of a previous ruling that witnesses, the security should be protected.

She said although the defendants made the application to the diversity of the decision based on the grounds that the terrorism charge was dropped, and the charge of treasonable felony match in one grave.

Based on this, it will stand behind the decision that if witnesses have security, to testify behind a screen or a mask.

She adjourned the case until July 11 to 12, the definitehttp://www.calendergist.com.ng/?p=1650&preview=true commencement of trial.

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, and former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, were in court according to them, as a sign of solidarity with Kanu.

Kanu was arrested in 2015 on an 11-count charge bordering on terrorism and treasonable felony.

Six of the charges, including that of terrorism were struck out early in 2017.

 

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