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JUST IN: Court declines Nnamdi Kanu’s request for bail
Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the request for bail made by detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

Kanu, who is being tried for alleged treasonable felony offence, had applied for bail pending the conclusion of his trial.

In a ruling on Wednesday, Justice Binta Nyako held that the defendant did not deserve to be granted bail the second time having abused the one earlier granted.

Justice Nyako said: “Until the issue of absence of the defendant for his trial, with all the bail conditions breached, is determined, the instant application of the defendant for bail will at best be premature and it is refused.

“However, the defendant is at liberty to refile the application.”

The judge observed that the noted that substantial progress has not been made in the trial because of the many interlocutory applications filed since the commencement of the case in 2015.

She noted that over 19 of such applications have been filed by parties.

The judge asked parties to allow the case to proceed to trial to enable the charge to be determined, one way or the other.


Culled from the Nation