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Kanu meets stringent bail conditions, regains freedom 

April 28, 2017


The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has been released from the Kuje Prison in Abuja after meeting the bail conditions granted him by a Federal High Court in Abuja .

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Kanu’s  lawyer, Mr. Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who confirmed this to journalists on Friday, said his client met all outstanding conditions and was released shortly after all necessary documents were signed by the trial judge.

“Nnamdi Kanu left the prison at about 5pmafter meeting the bail conditions,” Ejiofor told a reporter.

The IPOB was reportedly  driven out of the detention facility by former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Osita Chidoka. 

Ealier, reports had it thaylt Kanu.fulfilled his bail conditions granted him by an Abuja Federal High Court (FCT) after beating the stringent bail conditions.

The bail conditions were perfected at the presence of the Chairman, South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu.

Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, Prince Kanu confirmed the development to reporters. He said ” It’s true, he has just perfected the bail terms.”

The embattled Biafran leader,  who is currently facing trial alongside three other pro-Biafra agitators, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu, and David Nwawuisi before the Justice Nyako-led court was on Tuesdaygranted bail.

The judge had said she decided to release Kanu from custody on health grounds.

The trial judge, however, gave some stringent conditions which the IPOB leader must meet before perfecting his bail.

According to Justice Nyako, Kanu must meet the following bail terms, “Produce three sureties and two of whom must be; (a) highly respected and recognized Jewish leader and (b) highly placed Igbo person such as a Senator. The third surety must be resident in Abuja with a landed property in the same Abuja. Above all, the three sureties must deposit one hundred million naira (N100million) each.

Her bail conditions states that Kanu is:“Barred from attending any rally and granting any form of interview; Must not be in a crowd exceeding 10 persons; Must surrender his British and Nigerian passports even when these passports are still in the custody of the DSS; and  Must sign an undertaking to avail himself for trial at all times.” 

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