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Nnamdi Kanu Perfects Bail Conditions
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has perfected the bail conditions granted him by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Reports say the bail conditions were met in the presence of the Chairman of the South East Senate caucus, Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.
Justice Nyako had noted that treason, the crime for which Kanu was accused is not bailable under Nigeria’s laws, but added that she was granting the bail based on health grounds.
She ordered that Kanu must present three sureties, including a Jewish priest, a high ranking individual from the South East region and another individual who must have landed property in Abuja, all of whom must also pay N100 million each.
The judge denied bail to the three others charged alongside Kanu, namely: Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.
Kanu was arraigned on November 23, 2015 in the court for the first time on charges of “criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organisation” by the Department of State Security, DSS.
He has been in custody since arriving Nigeria in October 2015 from his base in the United Kingdom.
His incarceration has been described by some prominent Nigerians as a violation of his fundamental human rights.
One of such persons is Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State who was at the federal high court, Abuja, on Tuesday to show solidarity to the IPOB leader.