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Court Denies Kanu Bail

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A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Friday, denied the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu bail.

Kanu and his two other co-accused are being prosecuted for treasonable felony and other offences bordering on their agitation for secession ‎of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.

‎In his ruling, Justice John Tsoho rejected the accused persons’ bail application, holding that they were not entitled to bail as they were a threat to national security.

Justice Tsoho held that if he released him, Kanu might commit the same offence again, and that there was a probability that he might jump bail because he possessed dual citizenship.

He therefore ordered that Kanu be remanded in prison custody, and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case.

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He adjourned the case till February 9, 10, 11 and 12 for trial.

Kanu, David Nwawusi and Benjamin Madubugwu is facing a six-count charge of treasonable felony.

Count one of the charges reads: “That you, Nnamdi Kanu and other unknown persons now at large in London, United Kingdom, between the year 2014 and September 2015, with intention to levy war against Nigeria in order to force the president to change his measures of being the president of the federation, head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces of the federation as defined in section 3 of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) by doing an act wit: Broadcast on Radio Biafra monitored by NBC for your preparations for the states in the southeast geo-political zone, south-south geo-political zone, the Igala community of Kogi and Idoma to secede from the federal republic of Nigeria and form themselves into a republic of Biafra, and thereby committed an offence punishable under section 41 (C) of the criminal code act, CAP C38 laws of the federation of Nigeria, 2004.”

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