Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s bail application

Court dismisses Nnamdi Kanu’s bail application


The Abuja division of the Federal High court on Tuesday, dismissed the application for bail by Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ruling on the application on Tuesday, Justice Binta Nyako, held that the suit was a gross abuse of the court process and an attempt to continue to litigate on issues that have already been ruled on.

The ruling comes a month after the court declined to release the embattled IPOB leader on bail on May 18.

But the judge, advised the applicant to approach the court of Appeal on the issue of bail, if he feels aggrieved by the decision of the high court.

Channels television said, the trial judge stated that since the ruling in July 2017 when Kanu was granted bail till date, the suit has suffered 15 adjournments and the matter has yet to enter a substantive hearing, stating that the court was not satisfied with the reason the IPOB leader gave for his failure to appear in court for the continuation of his trial.

Justice Nyako also held that a court could vacate a previous order when confronted with a cogent and verifiable reason.

According to the judge, “In the instant case, I have not been given any, neither have I been given any reason to set aside the order.”

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The IPOB leader must explain the reason why he breached the previous bail that was given to him before he could enjoy another favourable discretion from it, justice Nyako thereafter adjourned the case to November 14 for mention, pending the outcome of Kanu’s appeal at the appellate court.

TheNewspad reports that there was heavy security in the court premises during the session.


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