Biafran Activist Nnamdi Kanu Denied Bail Again, Court Says Treason Not Bailable

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December 1st, 2016 – FG Denies Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail Again, Justice Nyanko Says Treason Not Bailable

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday dismissed the bail applications filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and three others with whom he is being prosecuted by the Federal Government for offences including treasonable felony and an act preparatory to act of terrorism.

Justice Binta Nyako, ruling on the applications filed by the four defendants, held that they were not deserving as most of the charges preferred against were “ordinarily not bailable”.

Earlier, Justice John Tsoho, who was handling the case before Kanu accused him of bias, had earlier refused to grant bail to the accused persons.

The case was transferred to Justice Nyako on the account of Kanu’s allegation and all the accused were re-arraigned before the judge on November 8.

The lawyers to the four accused persons subsequently argued their clients’ bail application on November 17.

‎Ruling on Thursday, Kustice Nyako held that she had no reason to “deviate” from the earlier “findings” Justice Tsoho, who had earlier refused to grant bail to the accused before Kanu accused him of bias and the case was later re-assigned to Justice Nyako.

Justice Nyako ruled on Thursday that though the case started de novo (afresh) before her, there were no new facts and circumstances that could warrant her to grant bail to the accused as the charges preferred against them were “serious offences”.

She said as alternative to granting bail to the defendants, she prefer to order accelerated hearing of the case.

Kanu’s co-accused who were denied bail on Thursday were the National Coordinator of IPOB member, Mr. Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

They were, in the 11 counts, including treasonable felony, accused of managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods.

Onwudiwe was specifically accused in one of the counts of an act preparatory to an act of terrorism.

All the counts were in connection with the accused persons’ alleged broadcasts on Radio Biafra and agitation for the secession from Nigeria, states in the South-East and South-South zones and other communities in Kogi and Benue states to constitute a Republic of Biafra.

6 thoughts on “Biafran Activist Nnamdi Kanu Denied Bail Again, Court Says Treason Not Bailable

  1. Why do buhari or anybody thinks they can supress the struggles for the acualisation of Biafra? Why dont they wanna let the Igbos GO and be on their own for Christ sake?

    The Igbos are very industrious people who contributed immensely to the developments of Nigeria BUT unfortunately, they are treated like and declared a persona-non-grata IN THEIR FATHER‘S LAND, WHY?

    If they don‘t want to LET THEM GO, then they should not be recklessly maligned and maginalised, KILLED out of sheer rooted HATRED and expected them to remain mute cos, THE MAN DIES who in the light of such magnitudes of injustice keeps QUIET.

    I take a stroll…

  2. @D Hunter, nicely said. Like Iwuanyanwu rightly said, what the Igbos want is the presidency like it is being passed around between the North and the West deliberately denying the Igbos a shot at it. The whole thing is being directed by that blood thirsty vampire called TY Danjuma and Buhari with the connivance of Obasanjo. Since they have decided among themselves to deny the Igbos that right, then they should let Biafra be and those who want to join to do so. You can only suppress a people for so long.If things continue this way..hmmmm.

  3. Most Igbo people don’t want to segregate themselves from Nigeria. Why are they wasting taxpayers’ money on that lunatic? Had it been Gen. Babangida, he would have disappeared without trace. They should give him a good psychotic***** and he will sleep until 2017. By the time he wakes up, he won’t even remember his own name, talk less of ******. I have suggested that before.*****. Biafra ko, na Afghanistan you go see.

  4. IF IS GOOD TO SEPARATE FROM A BAD HUSBAND OR WIFE OR EVEN BAD FRIEND,WHY CAN’T BIAFRA SEPERATE FROM NIGERIA,IF NIGERIA DONT WANT IGBO TO RULES THEM THEN LET THEM GO,BUHARI IS AN ILLITERATE,HE IS THE MAIN TERRORIST HE NEED TO GO TO JAIL NOT TO RULE NIGERIA.HE NEED TO REALISE THAT INNOCENT MAN THAT HAS NOT SHIELD ANY BLOOD AND ARREST HIMSELF

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