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Biafra: Kanu Rejects ‘Nonsense’ Bail, Heads Back To Kuje


By Teddy Nwanunobi

Abuja (Sundiata Post) — Soon, after he was granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court 4, on Tuesday, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, laughed off the conditions given for him to be released, and headed back into the a waiting Black Maria van that conveyed him and his brothers back to the Kuje Prison.

This is even as his legal team is set to meet to review the bail conditions.

During Tuesday’s trial, Nyako had issued very harsh conditions, upon which the IPOB leader would be granted bail.

The conditions are:

— Kanu must not hold rallies.

— He must not grant interviews.

— He must not be in a crowd of more than 10 people.

— He must provide three sureties in the sum of N100 million each.

— One of the sureties must be a senior highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a senator.

— The second surety must be a highly respected Jewish leader since Kanu said his religion is Judaism.

— The third surety must be a highly respected person, who owns landed property and is resident in Abuja.

— The IPOB leader must deposit his Nigerian passport.

— He must also deposit his British passport with the Court.

— He must provide the Court with reports on the progress of his health and treatment on a monthly basis.

— The order for him to deposit his Nigerian and British passports also means that he cannot travel out of the country.

Kanu (left) and former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka

Nyako, however, refused bail to the three other defendants standing trial with Kanu, namely: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

The Judge maintained that the only reason she admitted Kanu to bail was because of his ill health.

Nyako warned that Kanu’s bail will be revoked, and he would be brought back to prison, if any of the orders are flouted.

Shortly before he entered into the waiting Black Maria van, Kanu described the bail conditions as nonsense.

“Bail conditions such as not granting a press conference and not having more than 10 people in a gathering is nonsense. I am a prince,” he said.

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