4, Abuja, in solidarity with IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, who was
arraigned before Justice Nyako.
Daily Post reports that Kanu, through his defence counsels led by
Ifeanyi Ejiofor, asked the court to set aside the order made on December
13, 2016 for the protection of witnesses.
Kanu’s lawyers argued that having been acquitted of the charges of
terrorism and importation of weapons, the defendants cannot be tried
with the identities of witnesses based on section 36(6) of the 1999
The Biafran has however, been granted bail on health ground. Nnamdi
Kanu is also expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a
serving senator, a
jewish religious leader and highly respected person,
and must own a land in anywhere in Abuja The bail bond is N100 million
for each surety.
He was also ordered never to grant any press interview pending the
outcome of his trial He will not be in a gathering of more than 10
persons The judge on the matter Justice Binta Nyako said Kanu’s bail
will be revoked if any of the orders are flouted.
However, the other accused persons were denied bail. According to the
judge, treasonable felony – the charges against them is a serious
offence against the state. Also, the judge refused the application by
Kanu to vary her previous order on protecting witnesses in the matter.
There was also a mild drama at the Abuja Division of the Federal High
Court this morning, as security operatives, barred former Minister of
Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, from entering inside the court scheduled
to deliver ruling on whether the detained leader of the Indigenous
People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, should be released on bail.