FG Wants Bail Granted IPOB Leader, Kanu Revoked

The Federal government has filed an application seeking the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja, to revoke the bail granted the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Federal Government said in the application that Kanu has flagrantly violated all the conditions attached to his bail.
Kanu, Onwudiwe Chidiebere, Banjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi were earlier arraigned by the Federal Government on an eleven count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony and illegal possession of firearms amongst others.
But Justice Nyako struck out six out of the 11 count amended charge filed against the defendants on grounds that the charges lack competence.
Following their plea of not guilty, the defendants applied for their bail.
While the application for bail of the others were denied, the court however granted bail to Kanu on health ground and was ordered to be released on bond of the sum of N100bn.
According to trial Judge, Justice Nyako, the bail was to enable Kanu attend to his ailing health.
“The first defendant Nnamdi Kanu has appealed to the court for bail based on health grounds and it is only the living that can stand trial.
“So I am minded to grant him bail so that he can attend to his health and face his trial alive”, she said.
In granting the bail, Justice Nyako had ordered that Kanu must never be seen in a crowd of more than 10 people and he should not grant any press interviews nor hold rallies.
However in a release by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Salihu Isiah, Friday, the Federal Government is seeking for the revocation of Kanu’s bail and put him in custody pending the determination of his trial.
Some of the grounds the Federal Government is seeking the revocation of Kanu’s bail are that; the offence for which he is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; that among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies; that he should file in court medical updates of his health status every month; that rather than observing all of the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant in flagrant disobedience to the court order flouted all conditions of the bail.
The Federal Government further stated that the first defendant has in furtherance to the offence he was charged, inaugurated Biafra Security Service, adding that such an act is a grave threat to national security and unity of the country.
The Federal Government submitted that the grounds mentioned above constitute special circumstances for the application and urged the court to grant the application.

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