Tuesday, 25 April 2017


Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been granted bail by Federal high court in Abuja .Binta Nyako, justice of the court, granted Kanu bail on “health grounds”.

Kanu, alongside other three (Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi) pro-Biafra agitators, has been facing trial for treason.

Nyako had earlier quashed six of the charges against them, sustaining that of treason. Ayo Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, had earlier joined Kanu at the court.
As part of his bail conditions, Kanu is expected to provide three sureties with N100 million each. The sureties must include a serving senator, a jewish religious leader and a highly respected person that must own a land property anywhere in Abuja.

Justice Binta also ordered that Kanu must not grant any press interview or organize any rally pending the outcome of his trial. According to Justice Nyako, Kanu would be released to go home after fulfilling his bail conditions. Kanu was arrested in October 2015 for treasonable offences.

Journalists were barred from witnessing the proceedings by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, was also barred from entering the court room where the case was held.

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