Bail: IPOB’s Kanu, Others To Know Fate Dec. 1

By Adebayo Williams

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and three others currently facing trials over treasonable felony and an act preparatory to terrorism will know the fate of their bail applications on 1 December.  Kanu had been arraigned with the National Coordinator of IPOB, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi.

Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, fixed the date for ruling after lawyers to the four defendants argued their separate bail applications which were opposed by the prosecuting counsel, Shuaibu Labaran, on Thursday.

The judge had on 8 November, fixed Thursday for the hearing of the bail applications shortly after the accused pleaded not guilty to the amended 11 counts preferred against them by the Federal Government.

The counsels to the accused contended that the claim by the prosecution that their clients would constitute a threat to national security if released on bail was false.

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