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Court declines Kanu, Biafran leader’s bail application


The Federal‎ High Court in Abuja on Thursday refused to grant bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, and three other accused with Kanu of treason and promoting the Biafra Republic in Nigeria.

The other accused persons with Kanu are: Benjamin Nmadubugwu, Chidiebere Onwudiwe and David Nwawusi.

Delivering the ruling, the presiding Judge, Justice Binta Nyako, said the offences for which Kanu and others were applying for bail were not bailable.


Consequently, the judge declined the application for bail filed by Kanu’s counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, adding that the treasonable felony they were charged with attracts‎ a life sentence.

She then denied the defendants bail on the basis that their case was sensitive to national security.

‎Reacting to the defense counsel’s argument that President Muhammadu Buhari had made a statement on national television that tends to declare Kanu guilty as charged, she said: “The president has freedom of speech; he can express his opinion on any matter”.

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