Court declines Kanu’s bail application

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… Chides prosecution for late amended charges

Uba Group

Uba Group

A Federal High Court presided over by Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja has declined the bail application of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Ruling on the bail application, Justice Binta Nyako, said the issue of Kanu’s absence in the past, since 2017, should first be determined before entertaining his bail application.

The Judge asserted that Kanu breached previous bail conditions and as such, until that is soryed, the present bail application can’t be heard.

Just before the ruling on the bail application on Wednesday morning, the prosecution counsel had filed an additional six-count amended charge against the IPOB leader.

Justice Nyako, however, would have none of it as she chided the prosecution for filing in the amended charge almost when the Court was to begin sitting and ruling on the bail application.

Justice Nyako said she was not aware of the amended charge until she got to the court in the morning.