FG appeals to Court to send Nnamdi Kanu back to prison

Nnamdi Kanu,

The Federal Government has asked a Federal High Court Abuja to set aside and revoke the bail granted to Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra {IPOB} for violating his bail conditions and threatening the country’s peaceful co-existence.


In a motion dated August, 1, Magaji Labaran of the Federal Ministry of Justice made the request, saying that the Leader of IPOB has violated his bail conditions by saying that Anambra Governorship Election would not hold.


Labaran argued that it was an affront to the court authority and power for the IPOB leader to ask for a review of his bail conditions, having allegedly breach them.


“The offence for which Kanu is standing trial is not ordinarily bailable; the court, not withstanding granted him bail on health ground on 25th April, 2017”


“Among the conditions for the bail is that Nnamdi Kanu should not be seen in the crowd of more than 10 people; that he should not grant any interviews, hold or attend rallies; that he should file in court, medical updates of his health status every month”


“The bail conditions were perfected by the 1st Defendant/Applicant which he is currently enjoying”


“Rather than observing all the conditions listed above, the 1st defendant in flagrant disobedience to the court order, flouted all conditions given by the court”


“The 1st defendant equally incited his members to disrupt, disallow and boycott elections in South East States, starting with Anambra State Gubernatorial Election scheduled for November 18 if the Federal Government failed to hold referendum for the realization of the State of Biafra”


“The 1st Defendant has already declared the bail conditions given by the court unconstitutional before approaching the court with the application for variation.  Rather than showing remorse for his actions, the 1st defendant approached this court with an application for a review of the same conditions for the bail which he grossly flouted”


“Considering the above, that the 1st applicant has violated the conditions on which the terms of his bail were premised, we urge this court to commit the defendant to prison by involving the provisions of Section 173{2}{B} if the administration of Criminal Justice, Act 2015”


“We categorically state that justice would have been denied the state by this court, if the State is not protected from the offenses being perpetrated by the 1st defendant/applicant who is currently on bail”


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