Court shuns Nnamdi Kanu’s bail request, urges him to enter plea

Justice Binta Nyako has ruled against the bail request for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Kanu, whose group is seeking the dismemberment of Nigeria and a separate country for South-east region christened Biafra, had complained about his continued detention in the custody of the Department of State Security, DSS.

He is asking that he should, instead, be released on bail, put under a house arrest or transferred to Kuje prison.

In  her ruling on Monday, Justice Nyako said: “I found and held that the present place of applicant’s detention is a proper place

“Any further application will be regarded as an abuse of court processes.”

The judge urged Kanu to take his plea, while adjourning till June 19 and 20 for commencement of trial.

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A court had initially ruled that Kanu should be released after striking off charges of treason the government had levelled against him.

But the federal government appealed the decision, instead.


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