Nnamdi Kanu knows fate over bail on March 19




Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed March 19 for ruling in the application by Nnamdi Kanu seeking to be admitted to bail.

The Judge fixed the date after taking arguments from Kanu’s counsel, praying for bail for his client and Adegboyega Awomolo, who stood for the federal government and vehemently objected to the granting of bail.

Kanu predicated his request mainly on the fact that he may only be able to put up a good defence if admitted to bail to have unfettered access to his lawyers.

He also claimed to be suffering from acute hypertension and acute heart disease, among others.

The federal government, however, objected on the ground that Kanu was once granted bail but jumped and fled the country.

The government asserted that all the bail conditions set by the court were breached and violated and pleaded with the court to dismiss the request.

The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, also argued another motion where he asked the court not to allow continuation of his trial until the federal government meets certain conditions.

He requested that DSS operatives be barred from interfering with his lawyers during visitation.

He also asked that the court compel the federal government to wear the clothes of his choice.

The federal government, however, objected to the request on the grounds that he had no right under any law to dictate how his trial should be conducted.

Awomolo, while seeking the dismissal of the request, said that it was a gross abuse of the court process that must not be allowed.

Newssphere recall that Kanu was re-arrested in 2021 by the Nigerian government.