Today, a Federal High Court in Abuja denied bail to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and his two other co-accused. They’re being prosecuted for
treasonable felony and among other offenses.
Justice John Tsoho, in rejecting their bail application, held that they were not entitled to bail as they failed to show that they would not continue to commit the alleged crime for which they were being prosecuted.
The court held that rather than contradict the allegations levelled against them in the counter-affidavit filed by the prosecution in opposition to their bail application, they only went on to insist that the agitation for Biafra was within their right. The judge also ruled that Kanu’s admission that he was a dual citizen of Nigeria and Britain further heightened the possibility of him jumping bail.
The judge ruled that rather than grant him bail, he would order an accelerated hearing of the case with the possibility of hearing it on daily basis. He then ordered that the accused persons should remain in Kuje prison throughout their trial. He adjourned till February 9, 10, 11 and 12 for trial….. Nigerians remain behind Kanu….