Feb 7, 2023

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After FG’s Amended Charges, Court Slams Nnamdi Kanu With Bad News – Legit.ng

  • The federal Supreme Court, sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, May 18, declined to release Nnamdi Kanu on bail
  • According to sources of the court, the IPOB leader must explain why he violated the terms of his release previously granted
  • However, the presiding judge, Judge Binta Nyako, said Kanu has the right to submit another request for release

FCT, Abuja – The request for release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Prohibited Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ), was denied by the Federal Court in Abuja.

The court on Wednesday, May 18th, denied the motion pending the indictment of He was investigated for treason by the federal government.

Judge Binta Nyako, the presiding judge, ruled that Kanu must explain why he violated the previous Ka ution given to him before another favor le offer from the court, reports Vanguard.

According to Judge Nyako:

“Up to the question of If the defendant is found to be absent from his trial in all bail violations, the defendant’s immediate bail application is premature at best and will be denied.

“However, the defendant is free to reapply .”

According to the court, the trial of the suspect has been affected by various setbacks since 2015 due to numerous interlocutory motions filed in the matter.

The court then asked the parties to bring the case to trial to allow the indictment to be determined.

FG amends charges against IPOB leader Kanu, reasoning

Remember that the government of K anu wanted to re-trial on six counts of amended charges of treason.

The amendment came during a day-long trial that Judge Binta Nyako had set around a motion by Kanu who has been placed on bail pending a decision on the charges against him.

A member of Kanu’s legal team, who wished to remain anonymous, announced that FG had listed in the amended indictment some attorneys representing the embattled IPOB leader, including Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Mr. Maxwell Opara, as accomplices of the accused.

The Federal Government’s Position

The government, it was obtained, claimed said lawyers were in constant contact with Kanu after he bailed and fled the country.