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Saturday, 26 August 2017
FG Seeks Kanu’s Rearrest, Asks Court to Revoke Bail
The Federal Government has
filed an application seeking the revocation of the bail granted to leader of
the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
a motion on notice brought pursuant to section 169 and 173 (2) (b) of the
Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), 2015, government sought an order
of the court revoking the bail granted the IPOB leader on April 25, 2017.
also asked the court for an order for his arrest and detention in custody
and other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidibere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, David
Nwawuisi and Bright Chimeze are standing trial for alleged offences of
conspiracy to commit acts of treasonable felony, treasonable felony and other
related offences before the Abuja division of the Federal High Court.
Binta Nyako had admitted him to bail on health grounds, but with conditions
that he should not be seen in a crowd exceeding 10 people, or grant any
interviews, hold or attend any rallies and to file in court medical updates of
his health status every month.
government alleged that Kanu had flouted all conditions of the bail.
government said the IPOB leader had in furtherance to the offence he was
charged, inaugurated Biafra Security Service (BSS), an act it claimed, was a
grave threat to national security and unity of the country.
persuading the court to grant the motion, the Federal Government filed a
12-paragraph affidavit deposed to by Loveme Odubo of Department of Public
Prosecutions of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Justice, listing the
various infractions allegedly committed by Kanu supported with evidence.
argued that from the deposition in the affidavit in support of the application,
it was clear that the essence of the bail granted the defendant had been