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IPOB: Again, Justice Nyako Denies Nnamdi Kanu Bail

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Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has again refused to grant bail to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Recall that Justice Nyako had on May 18, denied Kanu bail. Afterwards, Kanu’s lead counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN, had to file another bail application and requested the court to vacate its earlier order directing that Kanu must be tried in absentia following his inability to attend the trial.

Specifically, the defendant wants the court to set aside the order it made on March 28, 2019, which issued a bench warrant for his arrest.

Ozekhome had argued that the court was misled to make that order denying Kanu bail, insisting that facts are on the ground to show why the IPOB leader fled the country involuntarily.

However, Justice Nyako had refused to grant bail to Kanu, saying, she was not convinced as to why Kanu breached his previous bail conditions. Continue Reading

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