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FG asks Court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu’s Bail, return him to Prison

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FG asks Court to revoke Nnamdi Kanu's Bail, return him to Prison - BellaNaijaThe Federal Government has requested that the Federal High Court revoke the bail granted to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and put him back in custody, The Nation reports.

The request is reportedly a counter-motion filed in response to an application by the IPOB leader to have his bail conditions reviewed.

The counter-motion, dated August 1, 2017,was filed by one Magaji Labaran of the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The Federal Government had earlier said it is up to the court to decide if Kanu had flouted his bail conditions.

In the counter-motion, FG said the offence for which Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial is not a bailable one in normal circumstances.

FG said he has continuously flouted his bail conditions, and has incited members of the public to disturb public order.

The Federal Government cited the planned boycott of the November 18 Anambra elections as an example.

Read the statement below:

The offence for which he (Nnamdi Kanu) is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; the court, not withstanding, granted bail to the 1st defendant/applicant (Kanu) on health grounds on 25th April 2017.

Among other conditions for the bail of the 1st defendant is that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend any rallies; that he should file, in court, medical updates of his health status every month. The bail conditions were perfected by the 1stdefendant/applicant, which he is currently enjoying.

Rather than observing all the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant, in fragrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions given by the court.

The 1st defendant equally incited his members to disrupt, disallow and boycott elections in South East states, starting with Anambra State gubernatorial election scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government failed to hold referendum for the realisation of the state of Biafra.

The 1st defendant has already declared the bail conditions given by the court unconstitutional before approaching this court with the application for variation. Rather than showing remorse for his actions, the 1st defendant approached this court with an application for a review of the same conditions for the bail which he grossly flouted.

Considering the above, that the 1st applicant has violated the conditions on which the terms of his bail were premised, we urged this court to commit the defendant to prison by invoking the provision of Section 173(2)(B) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, 2015.

We categorically state that justice would have been denied the state by this court, if the state is not protected from the offences being perpetrated by the 1stdefendant/applicant, who is currently on bail.

12 Comments

  1. keke driver

    August 18, 2017 at 10:28 am

    I completely agree with the FG, the man is a complete nuisance.
    The most annoying part is that His gullible followers forgets this man has a British passport, if anything happens, he’ll leave Nigeria immediately for them to kill themselves…Awon Arindi

    • nene+

      August 18, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      @ Keke but even the president is in Britain as we speak. Kanu is even more patriotic he has been in Nigeria.
      While i do not support Kanu, i am seriously disappointed the government couldnt manage this Biafra agitation. What happened to a “stitch in time saves nine”?
      At this point his is a god to his followers and they obey him next after God Almighty.
      Poor Osibajo i wish you had the powers to use your discretion. The President in London hates peace evidenced by his 95 % and 5 % infamous speech /appointments /persecutions?. He will not speak even if Nigeria goes up in flame.

      How hard is it to persuade and assuage Kanu to buy one Nigeria? What younger David Cameroon did Scotland many times??

      God help Nigeria. There was really a country.

      If you ask me they should engage these agitation leaders,

    • Glo

      August 18, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      Yes he had British passport but he is still in Nigerian and not going anywhere. You are happy with your life in Nigeria because you are Yoruba or Hausa. Don’t speak about his followers who are doctors and lawyers. IF you don’t have anything to say be an idiot saying nothing. Fool

    • nnenne

      August 19, 2017 at 6:02 am

      Listen to yourself!
      Have. you heard of Arena youths?
      The FG should celebrate them right?

    • nnenne

      August 19, 2017 at 6:12 am

      @ keke driver…Listen to yourself!

      Have you heard of Arena youths?
      The FG should celebrate them, right? Have you heard of innocent, unarmed IPOB youths murdered in cold blood, just for peaceful demonstration?

      When people are determined, you can’t shut them up, just like that.
      Justice, fairness and equity is still the answer.
      True Federalism, restructuring is the answer.
      Eliminating kanu and continuing with the status quo will not bring lasting peace. Mark my words! !!!

  2. anonymous today

    August 18, 2017 at 11:39 am

    Afonja driver

  3. Tayo

    August 18, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Even though I want him to be back in prison, I fear this is going to fuel the agitation.

  4. Bowl

    August 18, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    Nnamdi is only threatening the Fulani , Yoruba and Igbo ruling class, and many Igbos who are content with the llife if second class citizenship!

  5. Glo

    August 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Really, what about the group that are threatening to kill igbos. They are not arresting them but instead the FG is negotiating with them. This is to show you the type of country Nigerian is. Injustice and hatred for igbos. Arrest him but you can’t arrest Biafra

  6. kris

    August 19, 2017 at 2:52 am

    This criminal should be in prison for the rest of his miserable idiot

  7. nnenne

    August 19, 2017 at 5:57 am

    In other words, shut Kanu up!

    Unless, the unfairness in the land is addressed, another kanu will emerge! It’s a question of time!
    People who have a stake in Nigeria would not follow Nnamdi Kanu!
    Restructure now and end the agutations!

    • nnenne

      August 19, 2017 at 5:58 am

      *** end agitations***

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