Alleged Treason: Court To Rule On Fresh Bail For Kanu On March 19


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday, February 26, 2024 fixed March 19, for ruling in the application by the detained Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, who is seeking to be admitted to bail in the terrorism charges against him.

The trial Judge, Justice Binta Nyako fixed the date after taking arguments from the counsel to Kanu, Alloy Ejimakor, who urged the Court to grant his client bail.

However, counsel to the Federal Government, Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, vehemently objected to the granting of bail on the ground that Kanu was once granted bail but jumped and fled the country.

Kanu argued that he may not be able to put up a good defense unless admitted to bail to have unfettered access to his lawyers, adding that he was also suffering from acute hypertension and heart disease among others.

On the other hand, the Federal Government asserted that all the bail conditions set by the court were breached and violated thus, urged the Court to dismiss Kanu’s request.

Kanu also argued another motion in which he urged the Court not to allow the continuation of his trial until certain conditions are met by the Federal Government.

He specifically asked the Court to stop DSS operatives from interfering with his lawyers during visitation and also urged the Court to compel the Federal Government to allow him wear the clothes of his choice.

While raising objection to the requests by Kanu, the Federal Government through its Counsel, Awomolo, SAN said that Kanu had no right under any law to dictate how his trial should be conducted, stressing that it was a gross abuse of Court process that must not be allowed.

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