Court grants Nnamdi Kanu bail

Peter Bahago, Abuja

Justice Nyako ordered the Nigerian government to return Mr. Kanu's wedding ring and reading glasses.

A High Court sitting in Abuja has granted stringent bail condition to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamid Kanu.

The accused charged along with Mr. Kanu but denied bail are; the National Coordinator of IPOB, Mr Chidiebere Onwudiwe and IPOB member, Benjamin Madubugwu and former Field Maintenance Engineer of MTN, David Nwawuisi.

Delivering the judgement , Justice Binta Nyako said that “her decision to grant Mr. Kanu bail was on health grounds.’’

Producing sureties
The court ordered him to produce three sureties who must deposit the sum of 100 million Naira each.

According to her, “one of the sureties must include a highly respected and recognised jewish leader.’’

The court stated that Mr. Kanu must also produce a prominent person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator as well as a highly respected person resident and owns landed property in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

No interview
The Justice ordered that Mr. Kanu must not hold any rally and should not grant any form of interview.

“I must stress it here that the defendant must not attend any rally. He must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons… He must also deposit his Nigerian and British International Passport,” She stated.

She adjourned the case to July 11 and 12, 2017 for further hearing.

Mr. Kanu who has been in detention since 2015 was granted bail following the application filled by his Lawyer, after part of the charges filed against them were struck out by the court.

Mercy Chukwudiebere