Federal Government Considers Revoking Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail
The Federal Government is considering revoking the bail the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, on grounds of alleged breach of the conditions
Anonymous sources at the Federal Ministry of Justice said, that alleged breaches of the bail conditions by Kanu were being noted.
They said the prosecuting authorities were taking records of the alleged breaches, reviewing them and would take “the necessary step at the appropriate time.”
Part of the major conditions of the bail which Justice Binta Nyako had granted Kanu on April 25, 2017, included prohibition from granting press interview
The judge also barred Kanu from participating in any rally and warned that he should never be found in any crowd of more than 10 persons.
One of the sources in the Federal Ministry of Justice in Abuja, said although without going into details, “Kanu had been found to have flouted some of the conditions (he was given).”
The source added,
We are taking note of his conducts which were in breach of the conditions of the bail granted him. We are reviewing them and we will take the necessary action at the appropriate time.
When asked if part of “the necessary steps” would be to ask for the revocation of Nnamdi Kanu’s bail, the source said “of course, the consequence of any breach of bail conditions is the revocation of the bail.”
When pressed to give details of the noticed breaches, one of the sources said, “It will not be appropriate to reveal the details now.
Among the charges was also publication of defamatory matter by allegedly referring to the then President-elect, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and now President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as “a paedophile, a terrorist, an idiot, and an embodiment of evil” in a broadcast on Radio Biafra on April 28, 2015.
Justice Nyako had after the case was transferred to her denied bail to all the four defendants. Reacting to allegations of his client granting press interviews in breach of his bail conditions, Nnamdi Kanu’s Lawyer Ejiofor “Freedom of expression is part of the rights he (Kanu) is entitled to under the Constitution.
We are filing an application before the court to set aside the terms that are clearly in violation of the Constitution.
The President-General of the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Oha na Eze Nd’Igbo Chief John Nnia Nwodo
yesterday paid a historic solidarity visit to IPOB leader in his Ibeku-Umuahia country home yesterday.