Thursday, 1 December 2016

Court has denied Nnamdi Kanu bail

An Abuja Federal High Court, on Thursday denied leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, bail.
The Justice Binta Nyako-led court held that the offences Kanu and others were standing trial for were not entirely bailable.
She said the charge of treasonable felony they are facing attracts a life sentence.
She consequently denied all accused persons bail on the grounds that their case was sensitive to national security.
Also, the trial judge while reacting to an argument of Kanu’s legal team regarding a recent statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari, where he claimed Kanu was guilty of the offence he is standing trial for said, “The president has freedom of speech; he can express his opinion on any matter.”

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