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Nnamdi Kanu Released from Prison



Nnamdi Kanu (left) and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was released from Kuje Prison on Friday after perfecting what was thought to be tough bail conditions.

Kanu was brought from Kuje Prison to the Federal High Court Abuja to sign the necessary bail papers.

The process, which took about 10 minutes saw Kanu emerging with smiles from the court in company of his sureties and relatives.

Earlier, his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, his three sureties, the Chairman, South East Senate caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanu El-Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu signed his bail bond.

Justice Binta Nyako had on Tuesday 25 April, admitted Kanu to bail on health grounds.

Nyako, in her ruling said that one of the sureties must be a senior highly placed person of Igbo extraction, such as a senator.

He was also to produce a highly respected and recognised Jewish leader and a highly respected person, who is resident and owns landed property in Abuja.

Nyako ruled that each of the sureties will deposit N100 million each.

In addition to the bail conditions, Kanu was barred from attending any rally or granting any form of interview.

Kanu who is standing trial on allegations of treasonable felony along with three others, has been in detention since October 2015.

Until his arrest in Lagos, he was the director of UK-based radio station, Radio Biafra.

He was charged with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and belonging to an unlawful society.

He pleaded not guilty to the charge and was  granted conditional release by Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja High Court.

Kanu’s father, His Royal Highness, Eze Israel Kanu and his wife, Ugoeze Sally Kanu, rejected the bail conditions, saying their son should be released unconditionally.

But apprehensions that the bail conditions were insurmountable were extinguished by Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia), who said all the conditions had been met.

Abaribe said that he and two others had signed the bail bond for Kanu and that they were hopeful that he would be released.

“I came to the Federal High Court to sign the bail bond for Nnamdi Kanu according to the conditions given by Justice Nyako for his bail, part of which was that a senator will sign for him,” Abaribe said.


  1. Ms B

    April 28, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Happy for him! 18months after. Next in line is el Zak zaky.

  2. mr.A

    April 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    The people who died in the course of this IPOB wahala,unfortunately their death is in vain.And the supposed leaders of IPOB do not care about them. Nnamdi kanu seems like a fraud.

    • funmilola

      April 29, 2017 at 7:44 am

      Seriously, the guy is a big joke!

    • OJOTO

      April 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

      you are only a lazy mind. Biafran freedom frightens the north and south west like death.

    • Pita

      April 29, 2017 at 1:24 pm

      He is a fraud and 3 people coughed out 300million in this recession to meet his bail demands…..?? Please don’t make me laff.

    • Mr.A

      April 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

      It is important for one to note that the recession didn’t hit everyone, at least not to the same level anyway. But I suppose you know that. And these sureties and people appearing with Mazi Kanu have political reasons behind their actions.

  3. Beautiful stranger

    April 29, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Wait oh,I’m trying to digest this.Did they really drop a total sum of 300million naira before Nnamdi was released?.Hmm something is really fishy about this.

  4. Remi

    April 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    you sit everyday idle on Bella naija and call someone whos is a great leader of.his people fraud…….Biafra will come and if you dont like it please go and commit suicide now

    • Mr.A

      April 29, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Suicide is obviously a joke to you. And you also know I sit idle everyday on BN. Well done ma.

  5. Ify

    April 29, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    He simply stood for what he believes in. Kudos to him for that.

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