Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; Leader of IPOB, on arrival to court

By Ifeanyi Chijioke
December 01, 2016 / 11:21 AM

The Abuja High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako has once again denied the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra bail as expected. This is coming months after the previous Judge took same step; anchoring his reason on flight risk and other frivolous reasons.

Justice Binta who differs on her reason for bail denial said that the offences the defendants were accused of are ‘grievous’ and for that reason denied them bail even when there are no evidences to buttress the said offence.

In response to the order made by Buhari during a median media chat; that Nnamdi Kanu shall be granted no bail, the Judge termed it “freedom of speech” this is coming even when everything Nnamdi Kanu was accused of is anchored on freedom of speech. It is strange that Muhammed Buhari now enjoys freedom of speech while others are detained while expressing their own freedom of speech.

The Judge further noted that the trial will continue while in one month or two months interval; a move that is expected to delay the case more. The previous Judge had opted for accelerated hearing while but Binta Nyako has shown she is not in a haste.

Nnamdi Kanu is a political prisoner and while the government is in control of the Court; it is believed that Nnamdi Kanu will not be given justice unless he succumbs to the pressure to forfeit his agitation. On the other hand; the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra has vowed to continue to ask for the restoration of sovereign State of Biafra.

Prior to the ruling, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra wrote from the prison that he would not forfeit the restoration of Biafra for his freedom; a declaration that angered the Government and played a role in bail denial.

Meanwhile; the people of Biafra have come to reality that the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu will be the platform for the agitation and hope to make use of the situation. Further hearing of the case will continue in January.

Editor/Publisher: Chinwe Korie
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