REPORT: Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
Abuja- The Federal High court on today been 25th April 2017, grant the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu bail; the presiding Judge Binta Nyako said her decision to release Kanu on bail was based on health grounds.
The court held that Kanu must produce three sureties, including a “highly respected and recognized a Jewish leader”.
According to the court, aside from a Jewish leader, Kanu must also produce a “highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator”, as well as “a highly respected person who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja”.Each of the sureties is to deposit N100million each.
As part of his conditions for bail, Kanu was expressly barred from attending any rally or granting any form of an interview.
“I must stress it here that the defendant must not attend any rally. He must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons”, the Judge warned.
Kanu was ordered to surrender his Nigerian and British international passports, even as the court compelled FG to return to him, his wedding ring and reading glasses.
However, Kanu’s co-defendants, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi were denied bail by the court which has fixed July 11 and 12 to commence their trial; Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has returned to Kuje Prison pending perfection of his bail conditions.
Meanwhile the governor of Ekiti state his excellency Ayodele Fayose was present in the court to witness Nnamdi Kanu's case; chief Femi Fani-Kayode was in court but was restricted entrance by Nigerian security agencies.
Furthermore, a Hausa man who was spotted celebrating with Biafrans in the Federal recall that he was one those Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said was illegally by DSS for five years.
Hardcore Biafran kids were also present in court to show their support in the struggle for the restoration of Biafra.
Governor Fayose was spotted hailing grown of Biafrans shouting ''False we love you'' as heavily armed security agencies blocked them from reaching the governor.
After the court proceedings, the Federal high court Judge justice Binta Nyako tapped Nnamdi Kanu's shoulder and ask him to tell her to thank you, Nnamdi Kanu responded thank you Binta, he walks out majestical from the courtroom.
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