At Last, IPOB Leader, Kanu Released from Kuje Prison

At last, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has breathed the air of freedom as he was released from the Kuje Prison after meeting his bail conditions.
Kanu, who was brought to the Federal High Court in Abuja, Friday, regained his freedom after perfecting fully his bail condition imposed on him by Justice Binta Nyako on April 25.
Accompanied by family members, lawyers and sureties, Kanu signed his own portion on the bail paper around 6.35pm to pave way for his release from Kuje Prisons.
Beaming with smiles and taking photographs with well wishers, the IPOB leader left the court premises around 6.45pm when he was driven away in a Mercedes Benz 4matic GL500 with registration number ABC 46 MU.
Recall that Justice Nyako last Tuesday granted Kanu bail in the sum of N100m.
Kanu was arrested in October 2015 following allegations of treasonable felony, gun running, conspiracy, among others accusations.
However, after his case has gone through two Federal High Court Judges, Abuja, Justice Binta Nyako granted him bail Tuesday with conditions.
Among the bail conditions, he was to provide three sureties with a bond of N100m each. One of the sureties was to come from the south east zone of the country, preferably a Senator.
The other, according to the court, was to be a leader of Judaism, a religion, Kanu professed in the court that he practises, while the third surety would be a person with landed property in Abuja.
Also, Kanu was not to organise rally, grant press interview and not to be found in a crowd of more than 10 people.
Justice Nyako said the bail was granted on health ground.
Also, Kanu was ordered to deposit his international passport including his British passport with the court, adding that the court should on a monthly basis be furnished with a progress report on the health of the defendant.
Kanu co-accused were however Unfortunate as the court denied them bail on grounds that the charges against them were grievous.
The Judge also refused to grant their second motion which prayed the court to review its earlier ruling on protection of witnesses.
Kanu, Onwudiwe Chidiebere, Banjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi were arraigned by the Federal Government on an eleven count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and illegal possession of firearms among others.
But, Justice Nyako had struck out six out of the 11 count amended charge filed against the defendants on grounds that the charges lacked competence.
Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, confirmed his release on Friday.
He said that his client had fulfilled the bail conditions hence his release from Kuje Prison
“Yes, it is true, he has been released”, said Ejiofor.

Author: News Editor

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