NNAMDI KANU REJECTS BAIL
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention in Kuje prison for treason since October 2015, was granted a N100 million bail on health grounds by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
The bail grant was based on a number of conditions one of which stated that Kanu must not attend any rally neither should he be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons.
However, reports have it that a source close to Kanu said Kanu has decided not to accept the bail until his 3 co-accused persons are also granted bail because he was the reason they were arrested.
Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi who have been detained along with Kanu for almost two years have not been granted bail.
IPOB media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful has also brushed off Kanu’s bail conditions saying “The bail conditions are most probably designed by politicians who are afraid of our leader’s popularity, is too inhuman, childish and stringent. The oppressors are afraid of [our] leader’s popularity and they hope to cage him through this funny bail condition. We are not excited. We demand the release of our members detained alongside him.”
Kanu was charged for criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organisation on November 23, 2015 in an Abuja Magistrate Court.
The UK based political activist and owner of London-based Radio Biafra was arrested in his hotel room while in Lagos on 14, October 2015.