The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has been granted bail by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Nnamdi Kanu was granted bail on health ground.
The IPOB leader is also expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a serving senator, a jewish religious leader and highly respected person and must own a land in anywhere in Abuja The bail bond is N100 million for each surety.
He was also ordered never to grant any press interview pending the outcome of his trial He will not be in a gathering of more than 10 persons The judge on the matter Justice Binta Nyako said Kanu’s bail will be revoked if any of the orders are flouted. However, the other accused persons were denied bail.
According to the judge, treasonable felony – the charges against them is a serious offence against the state. Also, the judge refused the application by Kanu to vary her previous order on protecting witnesses in the matter.
Nyako said the witnesses who have been identified as security operatives cannot be exposed in the course of the trial. She further held that the witnesses will be identified with alphabets during the trial .
Nnamdi Kanu won’t be given back his passport and not allowed to grant press interviews according to bail conditions Trial was adjourned till July 11 and 12, 2017 for commencement.
‘Stringent’ Bail Conditions for Kanu’s Freedom.
The IPOB leader is also expected to provide three sureties one of who must be a serving senator, a jewish religious leader and highly respected person and must own a land in anywhere in Abuja. The bail bond is N100 million for each surety.
However, Kanu is expected to meet the following conditions before and after regaining freedom:
One of the sureties must be a senior and highly recognised Nigerian of Igbo descent.
The second surety must be a highly recognised believer in Judaism.
The third surety must be resident with landed property in Abuja.
Sureties to deposit their international passports with the court Till conclusion of trial…
Kanu must not grant interview.
Kanu must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 people.
Kanu must not hold rallies
Kanu’s health report should be made available to the court monthly.
The bail terms were described by lawyers as multiple and stringent.
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