BIAFRA: As expected, Justice Nyako Denies Kanu bail


Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court Abuja, has denied Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, and three other accused persons, bail.

Delivering her ruling on the application for bail filed by the counsel to Kanu, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, on Thursday, Binta Nyako held that the offenses the the defendants were charged with were not entirely bailable. She said, the charge of treasonable felony which hangs on the necks of the defendants attracts life sentence. Nyako therefore denied them bail on the grounds that their case was sensitive to national security.

On the argument of Kanu's counsel citing that President Mohammadu Buhari made a statement on national Tv tacitly declaring that the IPOB leader is guilty of the offence, she said that the president has freedom of speech, saying he can express his opinion on any matter.

Nyako who is from Buhari's state of Katsina, is the third judge to handle Kanu's trial after two other judges have withdrawn from the case.


BIAFRA: As expected, Justice Nyako Denies Kanu bail BIAFRA: As expected, Justice Nyako Denies Kanu bail Reviewed by Ibenta Chukwudi on Thursday, December 01, 2016 Rating: 5

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