Nnamdi Kanu , three others sent back to Kuje prison after Court grants them bail, demands they produce Jewish leader as surety

www.odogwublog.com reports that despite the  bail granted leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony by the Federal High Court in Abuja , he was  whisked away by operatives of Department of State Services (DSS) and the Nigerian Prisons Service with the other three accused persons Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi in a green prison vehicle escorted by four other black Hilux vans.

DSS and other security agents bared usage of camera and prevented former minister Fany Kayode access even as Goevrnor Ayo Fayose gave him solidarity at court alongside Fani Kayode.

Trial Justice Binta Nyako said her decision to release Kanu on bail was based on health grounds. The court held that Kanu must produce three sureties, including a “highly respected and recognized Jewish leader”. According to the court, aside a Jewish leader, Kanu must also produce a “highly placed person of Igbo extraction such as a Senator”, as well as “a highly respected person who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja”.

Each of the sureties are to deposit N100million each. As part of his conditions for bail, Kanu, was expressly barred from attending any rally or granting any form of interview. “I must stress it here that the defendant must not attend any rally.

He must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons”, the Judge warned. Justice Nyako equally held that Kanu who has been in detention since October 14, 2015, when he was arrested by security operatives upon his arrival to Nigeria from the United Kingdom, must sign an undertaken to make himself available for trial at all times.

Kanu was ordered to surrender his Nigerian and British international passports, even as the court compelled FG to return to him, his wedding ring and reading glasses.

 However, Kanu’s co-defendants, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi were denied bail by the court which has fixed July 11 and 12 to commence their trial. Meanwhile, ‎Kanu has been returned to Kuje Prison pending perfection of his bail conditions. Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose was among dignitaries that were in court for the ruling.


Meanwhile, reactions have trailed Tuesday the bail granted the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, with former president general of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife and first republic minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi describing the conditions as too stringent.
In their separate reactions shortly after the court sitting, they wondered how the court expected Kanu to meet those conditions.


Among the conditions were that those to stand surety for him would include a senator, a prominent Igbo leader and a Jewish leader, who must deposit N100 million each. Kanu is also expected not to appear where there is a crowd of more than 10 persons.

Ikedife said: “It is good that they have granted him bail. This is what I have been demanding for a long time. “The next thing we expect them to do is to dispose of the charges brought against him one way or the other. They detained him for a long time and the question is, are they going to compensate him for long incarceration? He ought to have been released a long time ago, but those who kept him in detention did so for reasons only they can explain.

 “Besides, the bail conditions are stringent. Is Kanu going to get all these people who have been burying money in various places to surety him? Where will he find the three people listed as those to surety him? “However, the court saying that he should not appear in a crowd is something good because his presence in such a place could lead to violence, which may have undesired effect.”

For Chief Mbazulike Amechi said: “Granting bail to Nnamdi Kanu was long overdue. He is a prisoner of conscience and they incarcerated him this long because he is an Igbo man. “The conditions given him to meet are very unkind. He should have been granted bail unconditionally. And how do they expect him to get people with the kind of money mentioned to surety him?”



Nnamdi Kanu , three others sent back to Kuje prison after Court grants them bail, demands they produce Jewish leader as surety Nnamdi Kanu , three others sent back to Kuje prison after Court grants them bail, demands they produce Jewish leader as surety Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Rating: 5

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