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Nnamdi Kanu Will Be Granted Bail Before His Emergency Curt Appearance

Nnamdi Kanu, Theodore Orji
Nnamdi Kanu Will Be Granted Bail Before His Emergency Curt Appearance

Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), could be released on bail tomorrow, December 2nd.

According to reports, the Biafra agitator has been summoned to an emergency court hearing in the case between him and Nigeria’s federal government.

After his re-arrest and repatriation to Nigeria in June this year, Kanu was charged with an upgraded seven-count indictment of treasonable felony and acts of terrorism by the government.

Touchaheart Nigeria reports that he has been held in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), from which he attends his court hearings in Abuja under tight security.

Kanu, though, may be released on bond tomorrow, according to Sahara Reporters on Wednesday, citing a government lawyer involved in the case. The source was quoted to have said the IPOB leader is scheduled for an emergency court hearing tomorrow and the issue of his bail may come up.

“Nnamdi Kanu scheduled for an emergency hearing tomorrow that could lead to his release on bail.

“This is in response to Igbo elders’ request for his release,”

a source was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

It will be recalled that a delegation of Igbo leaders led by former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, had requested the unconditional release of Kanu when they met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja on November 19, 2021.

Though the President had described their request as difficult, with the Nigerian leader stating that interfering in Kanu’s trial will be unlawful and contravene the powers of the Judiciary, he promised to look into their request.

Buhari had said, “You’ve made an extremely difficult demand on me as leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, since I became President, nobody would say I have confronted or interfered in the work of the Judiciary. God has spared you, and given you a clear head at this age, with very sharp memory. A lot of people half your age are confused already. But the demand you made is heavy. I will consider it.”

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