Court Refuses To Grant Bail To Nnamdi Kanu
A Federal High Court has dismissed the bail application filed by leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and three others.
Kanu is being prosecuted for allegedly committing offences such as treasonable felony and an act preparatory to act of terrorism.
He had accused a former judge in charge of his case, Justice John Tsoho of being biased after the judge refused to grant him bail.
Giving her ruling on Thursday in Abuja, Justice Binta Nyako refused to grant the accused persons bail on grounds that most of the charges preferred against them were “ordinarily not bailable”.
She ruled that although the case started ‘de novo’ (afresh) before her, there were no new facts and circumstances that could warrant her to grant bail to them, stressing that the charges preferred against them were “serious offences”.
The justice stated further that as alternative to granting bail to the defendants, she would accelerate hearing of the case.
The co-accused persons are Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.