JUST IN: Court refuses Nnamdi Kanu bail on terrorism charges

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Federal High Court Justice Binta Nyako in Abuja has denied bail for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in his terrorism case.

The Court refused bail, citing Kanu’s previous unsuccessful application and stated that his only option was to appeal the decision.

Justice Nyako also restricted access to Nnamdi Kanu for security reasons and refused his request for unrestricted visits while in custody.

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Kanu’s request for bail was based on his need for better defense with access to his lawyers and health issues such as hypertension and heart disease.

The federal government, however, objected to the request on the ground that Kanu was once granted bail but jumped and fled the country.

Justice Nyako asked the defendant to proceed to the Court of Appeal to ventilate his anger against the earlier decision of the Court rather than coming back with the same request.

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Meanwhile, the federal government being represented at the proceedings by Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, is pressing for opening of the trial in the terrorism charges.

As of the time of this report, counsels to Kanu led by Alloy Ejiamakor are consulting on the next line of action

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