Biafra: Appeal Court reserves ruling on Nnamdi Kanu’s bail

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader and Director at Biafra Radio

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader and Director at Biafra Radio

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Thursday reserved ruling in the appeal filed by Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB against the 29, January judgment of Federal High Court, Abuja denying him and two others bail.

The appellate court reserved ruling following exchange of briefs between M.M Diri, the lead counsel to the respondent which is the Federal Government and Chuks Momah(SAN) counsel to the appellant.

In a very brief adumbration of the brief, Momah told the three panel of judges at the appellate court led by Justice Abdul Aboki that the fundamental of their argument against the judgment denying his clients bail was that the judge, Justice James Tsoho gave the ruling as if it involved only the first appellant (Nnamdi Kanu).

He therefore asked the court to allow the appeal and grant his clients bail.

The lead counsel to the respondent however asked the court to uphold the ruling of the trial court and refuse the appellants bail. He urged the court to dismiss the appeal in its entirety arguing that it lacked merit.

Kanu who was arrested by officials of Department of State Security Service, DSS. late last year is being tried on charges of treasonable felony alongside two other pro-Biafra agitators, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi by the Federal Government.

In his ruling denying Kanu and his co accused bail, Justice Tsoho accepted the argument of the prosecution that the activities of the defendants constitute threat to national security.

Justice Tsoho also noted that the offence of the treasonable felony Kanu and his two co-accused are charged with attracts life imprisonment as punishment and is prejudicial to national security.

He added that the Supreme Court has ruled that when national security is threatened or is …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper